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Bravus Mining and Resources lights up Christmas in Rockhampton

14 December 2023

Bravus Mining and Resources lights up Christmas in Rockhampton

Bravus Mining and Resources is spreading extra cheer in Rockhampton this holiday season as a proud supporter of the city’s first Lights of Christmas spectacular in four years.

In the first post-Covid event, the free Lights of Christmas display will return to Rockhampton’s St Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral for seven nights only.

The 120-year-old sandstone landmark will be illuminated with an animated light show featuring Christmas stories including The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol and The Night Before Christmas.

Bravus Mining and Resources Chief Operating Officer Mick Crowe said the central Queensland-based business was proud to promote the joy of Christmas in Rockhampton this year.

“We’re thrilled to help our local community to get into the holiday spirit with the return of the Rockhampton Lights of Christmas at the historic St Joseph’s,” he said.

“The support of Rockhampton was integral to the Carmichael mine receiving its approvals and the city remains an integral part of who we are now the mine is operational.

“Many of the workers at Carmichael live here, their kids go to school here, and their partners work in businesses around town. All of that drives our desire to get behind events and causes like the Lights of Christmas display that are important to our people and that bring our communities together.”

The Lights of Christmas will run for seven nights from Sunday 17 December using animations devised by the creatives at Illuminart Australia, who have designed and delivered light shows nationwide.

Each display will run for about 30 minutes, from 7.30pm to 10pm each night until 23 December.

Lights of Christmas Committee Chair Rob Alexander said the event was for the whole community.

"The lights display truly does capture a spirit of Christmas and is such a beautiful event for everyone to enjoy," Mr Alexander said.

"We’re delighted Bravus Mining and Resources and our other sponsors are able to help us bring the Lights back to life post Covid. It shows a real commitment to supporting the social fabric of our city.”

Bravus Mining and Resources has a real and lasting commitment to Rockhampton, with offices on Victoria Parade and 24 flights a week transporting workers to and from the city and the Carmichael mine.

The company’s support for the Lights of Christmas display is funded through the Bravus Mining and Resources Community Partnership Program, which offers grants of up to $10,000 for not-for-profit businesses, groups, or associations in central and north Queensland.

More than $2 million has been awarded via the Program to not-for-profits, charities, school groups and other organisations across regional Queensland since 2019.

Mr Crowe encouraged local community groups to apply for Round 1 of the 2024 program, which opens on 1 January.

“We’re especially keen to support practical items and programs – things like swim caps and paddle boards for the swim club, a new microwave for the P&C, or AV gear that allows the local community centre or group to hold meetings or conduct training,” he said.

“If your local group has a great community initiative, we encourage you to jump on our website, check the criteria, and put in an application.”

For more information about Bravus Mining and Resources Community Partnership Program, head to our website.


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