- Board appointed following partner nominations
- All CRC TiME staff appointed; Perth and Brisbane offices established
- Over 70 partners signed and investing in our CRC
- Over 1000 attendees at CRC TiME Fundamental and Foundation Research online workshops
- New website launched
- $4.9m invested in 22 Foundation Projects
From our CEO…
As 2020 draws to a close, we reflect on our progress over the last 12 months.
The year started with the incredibly exciting news that our CRC was awarded $29.5m in funding from the Australian Government. This was the culmination of years of hard work and support from many people across our partner base and beyond.
As with any transition, the shift from developing a robust business case and successful bid for our CRC, to the reality of developing a new organisation dedicated to delivering new solutions for mine closure and post mine transitions, was daunting.
We are incredibly proud to say that over the course of 2020 our CRC was formed and began delivery thanks to the dedication of the CRC TiME team and partners.
As we look to 2021, we see another transition as we move from formation to long term operation. This will bring the opportunity to build our collaborative effort, prioritise research that will deliver step change, create translational systems that will enable effective sharing of knowledge and deliver solutions that can be readily used and implemented in operational systems.
Finally, throughout our CRC’s formation, the consensus view of the major challenge we face in delivering positive post mine futures is ‘disconnect’. ‘Disconnect’ occurs at many levels despite the shared nature of the challenge and the potential opportunity it presents for many stakeholders. We now have a unique opportunity to address these disconnects through a cooperative research centre that connects multiple disciplines, stakeholders and thought leaders.
“Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds”, Alexander Graham Bell
From all of us at CRC TiME, we thank you for your dedication and support over the past year. We wish you, your family and friends a safe, festive and relaxed holiday season and look forward to working with you in the new year.
Dr Guy Boggs