Miners To Co-Operate With Kalgoorlie FIFO Survey

WA’s Chamber of Minerals and Energy has requested members co-operate with a survey of the impact of fly-in, fly-out workforces on Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

The message comes after a “productive” meeting between CME WA boss Paul Everingham, pictured, and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder three weeks after tensions flared over commentary around gold royalties and community contributions from gold miners.

Mayor John Bowler and chief executive John Walker publicly criticised some mining companies and Government departments for not contributing enough money to the community or doing enough to prioritise residential workers over FIFO.

Mr Bowler said the meeting provided the City a chance to share examples of companies which had dropped the ball.