The new head of Goldfields mines rescue is confident the Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame can be used as the venue for future competitions.
Tim Campbell, who replaces Curtis Jones as chairman of the Eastern Regional Council’s Mines Emergency Response Committee, said the hall of fame remains the ideal venue for the annual surface event.
Organisers had to improvise at various locations this year with the hall of fame’s closure, including the Cruickshank Sports Arena and Silver Lake Resources’ Lakewood mill.
But Mr Campbell said the 2013 event in May will most likely return with the support of KCGM which has relocated its Super Pit Shop to the tourist attraction.
“It not only increases the profile of the hall of fame but takes the pressure off mine sites,” Mr Campbell said.
Mr Campbell has worked in various emergency response roles in the Goldfields since joining the mining industry as a geologist in 1999.