Mount Isa, Queensland.

MSS Security’s Queensland business reports it has recently been successful in securing a major security contract with Glencore Mount Isa Mines.

With a team of 30 security officers, MSS Security is now providing services which incorporate a control room, access control, mobile surveillance, and an administrative team. In addition, the contract includes the provision of a dedicated drug and alcohol testing resource for the site.

MSS said MIM will fuel its continued growth in the North West region of Queensland. The contract award is a significant win that further demonstrates MSS Security’s reach across the vast regions of remote Australia, as well as the company’s capability in the resources and mining sector.

Located 1900 kilometres north west of Brisbane and with a population of 18,000, sits the city of Mount Isa. The city was originally established to develop the vast mineral deposits discovered in the area.

Since 1924, Mount Isa has been known for its mining operations – Mount Isa Mines (MIM), which includes two separate mining and processing streams for copper and zinc-lead-silver.

It is one of Australia’s largest industrial complexes with underground mines that go as far down as 1900 metres. The ore collected is processed and smelted on site before being transported via rail to a copper refinery and port operations in Townsville, for further processing and export.