IMX Resources is committed to being a good corporate citizen and works hard at developing and maintaining strong relations with local communities and supporting local businesses. IMX Resources has developed and maintains very positive relations with the people in and around the town of Coober Pedy in South Australia, located 55 kilometres from the Cairn Hill Mining Operation.
Supporting Australian Rules Football in South Australia
IMX is a proud sponsor and supporter of South Australian sporting teams.
IMX are corporate sponsors of the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL), the Port Districts Football Club in the South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL) and the Coober Pedy Saints Football Club in the Far North Football League (FNFL).
The “Power to End Hunger” Campaign
In May 2012, IMX Resources joined forces with the Port Adelaide Football Club and Foodbank South Australia to launch the “Power To End Hunger” campaign in Coober Pedy.
IMX Resources has agreed to fund Breakfast Club Programs that are operated by Red Cross South Australia at the Coober Pedy Area School and Marree Aboriginal School, ensuring that school children who may not otherwise have anything to eat, start their day with a healthy nutritious breakfast.
The issue of hunger among children in rural and remote communities across South Australia is acute, with up to 5,000 children going to school hungry every day. IMX Resources is proud to be the first major corporate sponsor to join the Power To End Hunger campaign, and is encouraging other mining companies in South Australia to join in supporting this vital community initiative.
For more information about the Power to End Hunger Campaign visit;
“IMX Managing Director Neil Meadows (right) with Port Adelaide Football Club CEO Keith Thomas (center) and Foodbank SA CEO Richard Pagliaro (left) at the Coober Pedy Area School on 23rd May 2012 to launch the “Power to End Hunger” campaign.”.
Members of the Coober Pedy Community
IMX Resources has maintained a strong and continuous presence in the Coober Pedy region since 2000, and continues to make significant investments in the local community.
The Company made a conscious decision to build a village within the township of Coober Pedy to provide accommodation for its contractor workforce employed at Cairn Hill, to ensure that the benefits from the Cairn Hill Mine were shared with the local community. IMX offers workers and their families who choose to relocate and live in Coober Pedy, a generous local living allowance, which injects revenue into the local economy, helps to support local businesses and creates employment opportunities.
Having an accommodation facility in the middle of Coober Pedy encourages mine workers to become part of the local community, to spend their money in local shops and restaurants, and participate in local sporting and recreational activities.
IMX has also made contributions of specialist medical equipment to improve health care services at the Coober Pedy Hospital which benefit residents in the town and those people living in other remote and isolated communities in the broader region.
Coober Pedy to Oodnadatta Bike Ride Adventure (C.O.B.R.A)
COBRA is part of a police mentorship program to teach teenagers about harm minimisation and how to tackle boredom. A group of riders set off from Coober Pedy to ride 200km along dirt tracks to Oodnadatta across the far north of South Australia.
Bikes are provided by Change Cycle which was founded by Ms O’Brien and involves Melbourne’s homeless people working with school children to recondition donated second hand bikes. The bikes are then sent to Central Australian aboriginal communities.
Other sponsors for COBRA include Oz Minerals, OPAL Fuel, the Commonwealth Government (FaHCSIA) and the South Australian Government (Health SA).
Fabulous Film Festival for Disadvantaged Kids
On Saturday 10th December IMX Resources was the major sponsor for Rotary Club of Adelaide West’s ‘‘Fabulous Film Festival for Disadvantaged Kids”. The event was held in selected cinemas around Adelaide. With popcorn and soft drink in hand, all who attended were treated to a wide range of the latest movies on the big screen.
The cost for each child to attend the event was $50. The large cost of facilitating such an event is due to the need of every child who attends to have a carer present.
“It is a real privilege for IMX to be involved in an event that puts put a big smile on so many faces of less fortunate children who suffer with severe disabilities or terminal illnesses,” said Steve Staines of IMX Resources. “In a small way IMX was able to provide some respite for these well deserving members of our community,” he said. “On behalf of all the children, their families and the carers, I extend a huge thank you to IMX Resources,” said Edan Barnett, Event Coordinator. “IMX Resources generous financial contribution to the event made the Rotary Club of Adelaide West’s Annual Film Festival for severely disabled, disadvantaged children, their families and carers possible,” he said.
The annual event is only made possible through the ongoing support of the South Australian business community. Rotary Club of Adelaide West thanks all those who make this yearly event a reality for some of the most deserving children, families and carers in Adelaide.
Supporting the Opal Mining Industry
Coober Pedy is the opal mining capital of the world and one of South Australia’s most popular destinations for local and international visitors. Coober Pedy is a mining town with a proud history. Opal mining has been the mainstay of the local economy for nearly a century and has created a unique local culture. IMX is proud to sponsor and support the Coober Pedy Miners Association Inc., which is conducting an opal exploration program to open up new opal fields in the Coober Pedy area.
CPMAI Drilling Program
In 2006 PIRSA (now DMITRE) granted $100,000 to the CPMAI to purchase an MK10A auger drill. The primary purpose of the drill is to explore virgin ground away from the known opal fields yet still within the Coober Pedy Precious Stones Field.
In 2006 the drill was instrumental in the discovery of Opal Ridge and Opal Valley. Opal Valley today is arguably Coober Pedy’s most active opal field.
IMX’s desire to support the industry that is synonymous with Coober Pedy led to annual sponsorship of the Coober Pedy Opal Exploration Drilling Program. IMX is also a sponsor of the Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show and has been since the events conception in 2007.
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