Published On : 13 Jul 2020

Quick Overview:

  • Daunia Coal Mine will get 34 autonomous haul trucks starting Feb 2021.
  • This transition will create 200 new jobs including 56 onsite permanent roles.
  • No redundancies will be made, all affected employees will be re-trained and upskilled.



BMA is set to invest $100 million in 34 new Caterpillar haul trucks, the first of which will be delivered in February 2021. The full rollout is set to be complete by the end of 2021.

There will be no job losses through this process. All staff members will have the option to move into new roles and be re-trained if they wish to do so.

BMA is planning on delivering more than 30,000 hours of training to get the mine ready for the new trucks.

The project will inject $35 million in contracts to more than 10 local and indigenous businesses in the local region.

The rollout will create 150 roles within BMA and selected contractors. Another 56 permanent roles will be created on-site at the Daunia Coal Mine.

BMA Asset President James Palmer said, “We understand this decision represents some change. But it also offers a unique opportunity for people to gain new, highly valued skills that will create additional opportunities for growth into the future”