Infrastructure Thought Leaders Series: Design, Construction and Maintenance of Mining Assets

Start time: 4.30pm AEST arrival for 5.00pm AEST start. Join us to hear from industry experts on how we can significantly reduce down time and replacement costs of mining infrastructure, machinery, and rolling stock.
Design, Construction and Maintenance of Mining Assets

Mining is asset-intensive. Mining infrastructure, machinery and rolling stock are at the heart of production. What can we do to reduce downtime and replacement costs as assets succumb to corrosion, impact damage, and wear-and tear?

Join industry experts as they walk us through the right maintenance program, including protective coatings, which can be implemented to protect against corrosion, impact damage and deterioration.

This face-to-face event will be held in Toowoomba, Queensland.



Mining assets are often susceptible to wear and tear at a higher rate to those in other sectors

Protective coatings, as part of the right maintenance program can reduce downtime and replacement costs

Innovation in maintenance programs, especially the mining industries




4.30pm – 5.00pm Refreshments

5.00 pm - 5.05pm Welcome Address

5.05 pm - 6.00 pm Presentations and Discussion

6.00 pm - 6.30 pm Q & A Session



Rik Morton
QLD Business Development Manager & Specification Manager, Dulux Protective Coatings

Rik has been with Dulux for 5 years, starting as a technical sales representative in NSW then moving into his new role in QLD. Rik has an extensive background in the application of protective coatings with extensive experience as an applicator servicing industry sectors such as mining, oil and gas, transport, rail, and infrastructure.
This knowledge and experience is invaluable in Rik's current role, being able to understand the system application requirements gives Rik the ability to provide value-added, fit for purpose systems with specification documentation of many major commercial and industrial projects.


Simon Thompson
Asset Support Engineering Manager, Russell Mineral Equipment

As Russell Mineral Equipment’s Asset Support Engineering Manager, it is Simon Thompson’s role to champion the delivery of world-class engineering support for the upgrading and sustainment of RME Mill Relining Machines and technologies in service around the world.
Simon’s skilled asset support engineering team are a key driving force behind RME's commitment to delivering innovative solutions, not only in the form of the new products that emerge from the factory floor, but the continuous improvement of RME’s mill reline machines that operate in the field. In this role, Simon leads the engineering processes required to sustain in-service equipment through-life. This includes the modification of systems and components to meet evolving client requirements, the application of machine updates and upgrades, safety and functional improvements, the integration of new technologies to existing equipment, and obsolescence and replacement programs – in support of RME’s mission to continually optimise mineral processing operations for its clients, making the process of mill liner replacement ever faster, and inherently safer.
Prior to RME, Simon gained practical mechanical engineering and manufacturing experience with a number of Toowoomba-based OEMs in the design of neo natal transport, heavy tyre and wheel solutions, and with a renowned oil and gas equipment supplier. Simon is highly-credentialed with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), also receiving the Frederick Barnes Waldron Award in recognition for attaining the highest overall achievement in this course. Simon is now an active industry representative on USQ’s Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Advisory Committee. Simon is also a Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia (MIEAust), a Registered Professional Engineer of Professionals Australia (RPEng), and a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ). Of particular note, Simon is named inventor and co-inventor on a number of mechanical device patents.


Kylie Munn
PhD Candidate, University of Southern Queensland

Kylie Munn has had a varied career, spanning 25 years, originally in the Science space and then across into the Civil Engineering field, where she is an RPEQ in both civil and environmental areas.  She holds a Master of Engineering Practice (Civil), Master of Business Administration, a Master of Project Management, Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health) and a Bachelor of Science (Australian Environmental Studies). She has worked at a number of local governments across Qld and has also spent a number of years working within the Department of Transport and Main Roads in a variety of roles, including Project Management, Principal Engineer and Asset Management.  She currently works for a local Toowoomba Engineering and Design Consultancy as a Senior Engineer.

Kylie is currently completing her PhD with a topic area of the impacts of emerging technology on the competency requirements of asset management personnel within Australia.  Her primary focus is around those personnel within local authorities, but through her recent systematic literature review, she has found that there is no previous research undertaken over the last 10 years for this narrow space.  She has found that there are only four (4) papers or conference proceedings which have look at the competency requirements of personnel within the Australian Asset Management context. 



Mining Electrical & Mining Mechanical Engineering Society(MEMMES), Structural Engineers, Civil Engineers




PLEASE NOTE: This event is available as a face-to-face event only. 

05 / 05 / 2021 - 05:00 pm to 06:30 pm
Registration Closes
04 / 05 / 2021 11:59 pm
City Golf Club
254 South St
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  • Student: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
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