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Rail tracks head to Queensland farmers

Our WA Iron Ore Rail team continues to show their community spirit. Up to 800 tonnes of used rail made its way to Queensland to help struggling farmers rebuild fences following devastating floods in February.

A collaboration between BHP, Sims Metals and WA Truck Drivers, the scrap will be turned into fencing for properties and stockyards.

Rail Execution Manager Glenn Osborne says that while it was challenging from a logistics point of view, the Rail team has come together, including people who have donated their time, to help bring this project to reality.

“BHP has a long and proud history of supporting the communities in which we operate. We regularly donate steel to local farmers and pastoralists in the wider Pilbara area. To have the opportunity to go a bit broader to

Queensland is a great way of show casing the community spirit here at BHP,” he said.

“It’s hard to imagine what the people in Queensland experienced when Michael King contacted us, we were happy to help out.”

Mel McDonald, Continuous Improvement Lead, Rail, who helped with the approvals for this project, said the used rail will mean a lot to the community in Queensland who have been through a drought and are now dealing with floods.

I’m extremely proud to be a part of this project. It’s always great when the teams come together to deliver on a project like this so quickly, especially when it’s something that will really make a difference to people.

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