The Weekly Wrap-Up Edition #21


In this edition of the Weekly Wrap Up, iSeekplant responds to COVID-19, tenders are now open for six new Sydney Metro stations, 560 jobs are to be created from two major projects in Townsville, the CEO of Rio Tinto steps down, plus more! 


Changes to iSeekplant You Should Know About

In November of 2019, iSeekplant received investment from Macquarie Bank so we could have the resources to implement a lot of customer-requested improvements to our business. Our customers have given us heaps of great new ideas and feedback, and we’re now in the process of finding ways to make iSeekplant even more industry and customer friendly.

During the last 9 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve noticed the biggest positive shift in customer sentiment since we launched 7 years ago. Our customers are now crystal-clear about wanting to get into digital (after spending many years sceptical about its influence in industrial services), now they just lack a bit of business certainty, and a clear path forward.

We have launched some exciting new features our Pay It Forward campaign to help Australian businesses come out of COVID-19 even stronger.

Rio Tinto CEO steps down after destruction of Juukan Gorge

Juukhan-Gorge-After-BlastImage: PKKP Aboriginal Corporation/AFP/Getty Images

Rio Tinto’s CEO, Jean-Sébastien Jacques will be stepping down from his role by March 31, 2021, after a recent board review into the company’s destruction of the Juukan Gorge rock shelters in Western Australia.

Along with the CEO’s resignation, Rio Tinto’s chief executive for iron ore, Chris Sailsbury will also be stepping down as well as group executive for corporate relations, Simone Niven.

In May of 2020, the mining giant proceeded to blast two 46,000-year-old Aboriginal rock shelters located in the Pilbara in order to access $135 million worth of iron ore.

Tender process open for 6 new stations linked to Sydney Airport


This week the New South Wales government has announced the construction of six new train stations linking the Western Sydney Airport to the CBD with construction to start as soon as late 2020. This new airport line is a part of Sydney’s $11 billion transport project to turn the west into a major business hub.

The new Sydney Metro train stations will connect St Mary’s to the Nancy-Bird Walton Airport Terminal with stops at St Mary’s, Orchard Hills, Luddenham, the Airport Business Park, Western Sydney Aerotropolis and the new airport terminal.

Two Major Road Projects to create over 560 jobs in Townsville

Townsville-Ring-Road-1Image: Cam Laird /

This week the Australian and Queensland governments announced the commencement of Stage 5 of the Townsville Ring Road project as well as the Townsville Northern Access Intersection Upgrades.

These two major regional projects are set to begin construction in 2021 and will see the creation of over 560 jobs in the Townsville region.


Fortescue awards $41m contract to Decmil

iron-bridge-projectImage: Fortescue Metals Group Ltd

Decmil Group has been awarded a $41 million contract by Fortescue Metals Group at the Iron Bridge Magnetite project in Western Australia.

The project is for the development of a new magnetite mine with processing and transport facilities to support the annual production of 22 million tonnes of high grade, magnetite concentrated product.


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