Former miner humbled by response to community work
OAM recipient Steven de Kruijff is being acknowledged for service to the mining industry and to the community.
“It’s very humbling to be part of these sort of awards because so much of what I did in the communities of Mt Isa and Townsville, we’re just part of the job and part of a team,” the Newrybar resident said.
“Eighteen months ago we moved here. I’ve always loved this part of the world. My mother’s family had a dairy farm here.
“Some of the key projects I’m very proud to have announced include our $1 million support of Ronald McDonald House in Townsville, which was used to double the capacity of the facility, $2 million towards a new dental health building at the Mount Isa Hospital, $2 million donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service for the redevelopment of the Mount Isa Base, $2.75 million towards the Cloncurry Community Precinct and $1 million towards the development of the Family Fun Park in Mount Isa.”
Previous awards and recognition includes the Jim Torlach Health and Safety Award from the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy in 2008.