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AusIMM announces partnership with leading mining contractor Byrnecut

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AusIMM has officially launched a three-year major partnership with internationally renowned underground mining contractor Byrnecut.

Introduced as part of AusIMM’s Underground Operators Conference in Perth which hosts an audience of 1200 mining representatives and professionals, the partnership will focus on supporting, mentoring and upskilling Byrnecut professionals as well as engaging in prominent diversity and inclusion initiatives for the industry. 

Stephen Durkin and Steven Coughlan
AusIMM CEO Stephen Durkin and Byrnecut Group Executive Chair Steven Coughlan.

Byrnecut Mining Pty Ltd, established in 1987, has developed a reputation for professionalism and reliability, growing to employ thousands of people and operate a multimillion-dollar fleet of specialised underground mining equipment.

As the peak body representing resources professionals, AusIMM CEO Stephen Durkin welcomed the opportunity to combine efforts with Byrnecut to better support mining professionals as their careers grow.

“In taking a consolidated approach through our partnership with Byrnecut, we are excited to rollout a well-planned and strategic series of initiatives to provide greater advantage, impact and value for professionals at Byrnecut and the wider industry,” said Mr Durkin.

Byrnecut Group Executive Chairman, Steve Coughlan said that the organisation was looking forward to using their extensive experience and knowledge of the sector to work with AusIMM in supporting, mentoring and upskilling their workforce.

“We’re pleased to be partnering with Australia’s peak body for the resources sector,” said Mr Coughlan.

“Building long lasting relationships with our employees and our partners is a key part of our culture and Byrnecut are looking forward to working with AusIMM over the next three years.”

More information about Byrnecut Group can be found at

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