First published in Jamestown Journal December 2023 edition
By Katherine Waite, Public Relations Officer
Lodestones Mines was proud to be a Platinum sponsor at the recent Jamestown Show held on Sunday 1 and 2 October 2023.
This was Lodestone’s first sponsorship and participation in the show and signals the business’s intention to employ people from the Jamestown area once the mine is operational.
In attendance were Lodestone’s Director and Chief Operations Officer Robert Williamson, Project Executive Ross Magno, Project Engineer Tian Wei Lim and myself as Public Relations Officer.
I am based in Broken Hill and the rest of the team are located in Adelaide.
It was a real family affair for the company with Ross’s wife Karen in attendance, Robert’s brother and nephew from Broken Hill coming along, Tian Wei Lim bringing some friends from Adelaide and my own husband and two boys coming along from Broken Hill too. I loved the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the show. It was a real family affair for the company and the community.
Located in the Big Shed, the Lodestone trade site was close to all the action and got to witness many of the activities over the show weekend including the Q and A, Fashion Parade and Jamestown Show Personality.
The staff members shared their experiences and insights from the show. Robert Williamson said, “It was great to see the enthusiasm and interest of the people in the region. They asked a lot of questions and gave us valuable feedback.”
Ross Magno said, “I was impressed by the diversity and quality of the exhibits and activities. There was something for everyone to enjoy and learn.” Tian Wei Lim said, “I appreciated the opportunity to network with other businesses and organisa
tions. I made some useful contacts and learned about the challenges and opportunities in the region.”
The staff are particularly proud of Mr Williamson’s nephew, Jax Williamson, who entered the Jamestown Show Personality competition and won the Intermediate section (7 – 9 years). Well done, Jax.
Over the two days we got to meet many locals with experience in education, mining and farming and were able to hand out A4 flyers with information about the company and its proposed iron ore mining project.
The Olary Flat Project is situated in the Braemar region, approximately 35 kms south-east of the Olary township. The company is currently in the process of applying for government approvals and aim to begin operations around 2026, employing 300 local people from the Jamestown and Broken Hill areas before ramping up to full production by 2030.
Lodestone Mines would like to congratulate the Jamestown Show Executive Committee on organising a terrific event. We met many of the committee members at the Official Luncheon organised on the Sunday afternoon at The Football Clubrooms.
We recognise many are making time to organise the event on top of work and family commitments.