Mineral Resources Tasmania, Mornington Upgrade

Hobart, Tasmania

Mineral Resources Tasmania (MRT) operates a core library, rock store and laboratory complex at Mornington, on Hobart’s Eastern Shore, to give effect to government policy in relation to minerals and petroleum resources, provide essential information for land management in Tasmania.

The focus of MRT is to produce and promote up-to-date geoscientific information on Tasmania as an aid to the mineral exploration industries, other government agencies and the general public, in order to improve the State’s economic position, and to promote sustainable land-use planning and environmental management.

The Mornington Upgrade project is envisaged as a site re-design to provide integrated and efficient functional workflow that builds upon the strong workplace culture of innovation and delivery of highly valuable and specialised information to stakeholders.

The site re-design encompasses the following works:

  • A major upgrade to the existing Mineral Core Library – a reference archive of drill core and drill cuttings, to greatly increase capacity
  • Development of a secure hazardous material facility
  • Relocation of sensitive and fragile equipment and documents
  • Additional laboratories
  • A contemporary administration office, suitable for 40 people.

This project is in the early stages of design.