The Fortescue Family

Tim and Maria Britcliffe moved to Port Hedland from Queensland a couple of months ago. Tim works for Fortescue as a locomotive driver and Maria has also picked up work in town. Lucy Nash had a chat to them about making the move and working for Fortescue.

We also hear from Donna Lewis, the FMG Staff Relocation Officer, who assists with the moving and settling in smoothly.

SkillsOne recently visited tradies who work in the mining industry in the Pilbarra, in Western Australia, run by the Fortescue Metals Group.

Fortescue focusses on iron ore.

Fortescue's port, rail and mine project commenced construction in February 2006 with the turning of the first sod at the Company's port site at Anderson Point in Port Hedland. Just two years later, the open-access rail infrastructure is complete, the Fortescue Herb Elliott Port is operational and the mining operations at the Company's first minesite, known as Cloudbreak, are well underway.

VJ Michael Gumley