The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) is a not-for-profit peak industry association representing the commercial developers of Queensland’s minerals and energy resources.
It is the industry advocacy body for explorers, miners, minerals processors, oil and gas producers, contractors and electricity generators.
The resources sector in Queensland is a key wealth creator, employing tens of thousands and contributing billions to the economy. The QRC works closely with members, government, affiliated bodies and regional partners to ensure Queensland retains resources investment and continues to be a key economic driver for the state. Queensland resources companies are leaders in the fields of health and safety, diversity and environmental management. QRC’s members are innovators, active participants in the communities in which they operate and deliver meaningful contributions to Queensland’s future.
How QRC operates
The QRC aims to be:
- Exemplary – a leading corporate citizen, ethical and responsive in all dealings with members, our people and stakeholders.
- Representative – effective in providing representation across the entire Queensland minerals and energy sector.
- Influential – respected by, and influential with governments, the community and the media, reflecting the quality of our policy advice and analysis.
- Strategic – focused on strategies to secure long-term sustainability of the minerals and energy sector.
- Leading – widely recognised for our leadership role by minerals and energy stakeholders.
- Trusted – reflecting the high degree of confidence placed in us by all stakeholders.
Our peak policy body is the QRC Board comprising of 13 full member company nominees and the QRC chief executive ex officio. The board elected by full member representatives from each commodity/sector group, meets four times a year and is supported by a full-time secretariat based in Brisbane.
Full member briefings (open to all full members) provide a policy and communication channel directly between full members and the Board and are held twice a year.
Policies, advocacy and programs are developed and coordinated through a representative and inclusive membership structure.
QRC advocates on behalf of the industry directly to ministers and policy makers.
QRC works towards the development of implementation of policy and regulatory settings that encourage industry growth, ensure the provision of appropriate regulation and take full account of critical industry issues.
QRC recognises the valuable contribution to regional bodies who demonstrate an interest in the sustainable development of the minerals and energy sector in Queensland through its regional partners program.