International Coach adds to ILM Team Strength

Matthew Van Pelt is our latest addition to the Industry Link Media team.

ILM Team Member and Goldfields Giants Coach Matt Van Pelt


Van Pelt, a 32-year old native from the United States, is a professional basketball coach, former professional basketball player, entrepreneur, sports writer, and a recently published author.


He has ventured to Kalgoorlie not only to boost our intimate, but ever-growing staff with Industry Link Media, but also to take on the challenge of leading our Goldfields Giants Men’s Basketball team back to prominence.


Basketball has been Coach Van Pelt’s passion, life, and area of expertise for more than two decades now.


With basketball experience in more than 25 countries, his experience with the game runs deep. Firstly as a player, Van Pelt spent seven years playing professionally across 13 different countries.


He won league MVP in Cambodia and Thailand, led the league in the Northern Territory of Australia in both scoring and assists, led the leagues of Indonesia, Ireland, and Thailand in assists, and won championships in French Polynesia, Italy, Switzerland, Cambodia, and Vietnam.


Prior to traveling the globe as a professional, Van Pelt played four years of college basketball at Spring Arbor University in Michigan, where he started all four seasons and won the Pete Maravich Award, which often goes to one of the nation’s top point guards, and had his school rename their team’s award for its best defender after him, dubbing it the ‘Matt Van Pelt Defensive Player of the Year’ award.


As an athlete, Van Pelt hardly passed the eye test as a 5’9 undersized point guard on the court. He carried with him an underdog mentality which has since joined him along his coaching career path as well, as teaching not just the pros, but also the beginners, has been a focus of his.


In his young, but busy coaching career thus far, Van Pelt has led camps, clinics, and skill workouts for athletes of all ages and abilities, from coaching kids in Jordan who have never touched a basketball, to coaching primary school kids in Malaysia, high schoolers in the Maldives, and non-English speakers in Tahiti and Guatemala among other places, Van Pelt’s passion for teaching the game has reached all parts of the globe.


While educating young athletes in the basics brings Van Pelt joy, he’s at his best when working with the best.


Van Pelt has coached with or trained under five of the world’s most famous and well renowned basketball trainers in the world. He has also coached multiple former NBA players himself on the player development side of things, and has won consecutive championships at some of the highest levels of basketball in Asia, where he has spent his last 8 years living.


Most recently, Van Pelt has lived in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for the past four years, where he has led the Vietnam Men’s National Team in both 5v5 and 3×3 to multiple medals in the Southeast Asian Games, and also where he has steered the Saigon Heat, arguably Vietnam’s most prestigious professional sports organisation, to four straight championships in Vietnam, something never before done in southeast Asia.


Van Pelt hopes his recent success won’t be a thing of the past, but something that will be contagious as he brings his winning desires to Kalgoorlie’s very own Goldfields Giants men’s team.


“I can already sense Kalgoorlie Boulder has a very strong sports community, and I hope to make it proud,” said Van Pelt.


“It’s not going to be easy, as the NBL1 West competition only keeps getting stronger, but I didn’t come here to lose games. Our aim is to win, and to win sooner than later. After just a handful of training sessions I can see we’ve got a great group of guys who are very coachable, get after it with intensity, and put the team first. We are looking to add one or two more talented pieces to the roster that I think will fit in perfectly to what we’ve got already. It will take some time to grow our chemistry and we must have a very intentional training camp, but we plan to compete,” Van Pelt added.


While Coach Van Pelt aims to instil the winning mentality into each of his Giants players, he too hopes to get the community behind the team, and to become an integral part of that community himself.


It won’t be just his leadership of the Giants, but also his background in sports writing and media that will help to power the Kalgoorlie Boulder community and a new local sports media venture moving forward


Van Pelt graduated from university in 2013 with a degree in English Writing and Journalism. He wrote articles for various newspapers and websites, co-hosted his own blog titled Rant N Rave Sports, and even once interviewed for a sports writing position with the Los Angeles Lakers when formerly living in California.


Van Pelt also used his vast international basketball experience to publish his first book titled, “Hoopin’ Abroad: How to have a long, successful career playing professional basketball around the globe.”


Aside from writing, Kalgoorlie Boulder’s newest coach also delves into business and media, as he is also the president of Van Pelt Sports Management, a placement company he founded in 2015 that helps place professional athletes and coaches with jobs abroad, and has a YouTube channel that shares hoops related content online.


He plans to use his experience with writing, business, and media to smoothly and eagerly integrate into the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community.


I am really looking forward to meeting those involved with Kalgoorlie Boulder sports community. Obviously, I will be coaching the Giants but I also cannot wait to go check out some of the City’s other sports, meet the teams and fans, get behind the community, and hopefully help put out some content on the various activities happening in our neighborhoods.



ILM Team Member and Goldfields Giants Coach Matt Van Pelt

Delivering Professional EPCM Solutions – Pertama

Growing from the opportunity to fill a key niche in the small works and engineering space, Pertama is making its mark on projects across Western Australia. Providing Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Maintenance services, Pertama specialises in brownfield construction and maintenance projects.

With a comprehensive method and process for each stage of the EPCM process, Pertama prides itself on reporting and accountability to ensure transparency and communication is paramount, to a successful project delivery.


Pertama have highly experienced resources and are available to mobilise immediately. Covering a range of capabilities such as:

Civil, Structural and Mechanical solutions

Electrical and Instrumentation

Project and Maintenance Management Support

Tailored Fabrication Services

Specialised Blue Collar Resources


General Manager Warren Puvanendran said “The core and highly utilised services Pertama provide in the mining sector, are the bedrock of the industry. The strength of Pertama is that It’s all about being a single point of accountability. To be able to offer a service, with one person contact is the premise of having the skills sets in Pertama to assist clients and provide quick response and efficient delivery.”


Summing up the value chain Pertama can provide “What we have witnessed is that project costs, schedule and process can expand pretty quickly once small scale changes occur. Pertama is able to assist in offering entirety in that process to ensure the client gets the result they are after, within budget and timeframe.” Mr Puvanendran said.


Pertama has established itself in strategic operational locations across Western Australia, covering Iron Ore, Oil and Gas, Gold, Nickel, Lithium and more. Pertama`s small scale model, allows quick response and flexibility in delivery from project definition to closeout. Pertama are committed to delivering professional proactive solutions for your needs.


Pertama has operation bases across Western Australia, For further details Pertama Website.

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Exploring Opportunities: Out and About Couriers

Are you on the lookout for a golden business opportunity in Kalgoorlie-Boulder? Look no further! Out and About Couriers, a family-owned courier business, is now on the market, offering you the chance to step into a legacy spanning 11 successful years.


Reliability and Trustworthiness

Out and About Couriers has etched its name as a reliable and trustworthy partner in the local courier industry. Over the years, the company has built a solid reputation for delivering parcels with precision and punctuality. This stellar track record has not only secured a dedicated customer base but also positioned the business as a go-to courier service in the community.

Serving a Wide Spectrum of Clients

One of the key feathers in the business’s cap is its diverse clientele. From mining suppliers to commercial establishments, from local businesses to individual customers, Out and About Couriers caters to a wide range of clients. This diverse portfolio translates to consistent revenue streams, making it a financially stable venture for any potential owner.

Strategic Advantage

Nestled in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the business enjoys the advantage of being situated in a thriving economic and mining hub. This prime location not only streamlines the logistics but also opens doors to numerous growth opportunities. As the e-commerce landscape expands and the demand for efficient delivery solutions rises, the business is well-positioned to tap into these emerging trends.

Seize the Potential for Growth

With the current surge in delivery demands, the potential for growth in the courier industry is remarkable. By taking the reins of Out and About Couriers, you’re not just acquiring a well-established entity; you’re also stepping into a world of untapped growth potential. This is your chance to leverage the existing foundation and soar to new heights.

A Family Legacy and Community Bond

Out and About Couriers isn’t just a business; it’s a family legacy nurtured over the years with care and dedication. The sense of community runs deep within its ethos, reflecting the values that the business has been built upon. Customers aren’t just clients; they’re an extended family that has contributed to the success story of the business.

Your Opportunity Awaits

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur seeking an established business with a strong foundation, a loyal customer base, and promising growth prospects, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. The sale encompasses all operational assets, customer relationships, and intellectual property, ensuring a seamless transition for the new owner.

In conclusion, the chance to own and lead a well-respected courier business like Out and About Couriers is a rare find. With a stellar reputation, diverse clientele and potential for expansion, this venture encapsulates the essence of a solid investment. Take the reins and continue the journey of Out and About Couriers.

For details – email


Ardea Swap To Benefit Access

Ardea Resources has acquired key tenement areas that provide access to Goldfields Highway and the Leonora Kalgoorlie railway in a deal with Brightstar Resources.

The swap of tenements gives Brightstar the gold exploration tenements within the northern sector of the Goongarrie Hub. This transaction also was completed without direct cash payment or equity issued.

Managing Director and CEO of Ardea Resources, Andrew Penkethman pointed out the positive outcome and the benefits of the access to major thoroughfares:

“Ardea and Brightstar have worked together to deliver a positive outcome for both companies. The key benefits of this transaction for Ardea are the extra land area around key Goongarrie and Highway production mining leases. This will enable the optimum detailed mine design for the upcoming Definitive Feasibility Study and will include increased direct access to the Goldfields Highway and rail line, and shorter haul road distances from satellite pits to the Goongarrie plant site. Of particular importance, the extra land area allows the extension of the width and depth of open pit mine designs to facilitate safer and more productive ore movement. Also, waste rock landforms can be better designed with final site rehabilitation optimised.”

One particular Ardea tenement at Ghost Rocks – E29/981 was transferred for Gold and Lithium rights only with Ardea retaining all other mineral rights. While Tenement E29/1062 is with Ardea for infrastructure rights on the southern half only. Other rights and holding remains with Brighstar.

Maiden Pour Due This Month From Jefferys Find

The maiden gold pour from Jefferys Find Gold Mine near Norseman is due this month according to Auric Mining Limited.

77,500 tonnes of gold ore currently sits on the ROM pad at the mine with more than 12,500 tonnes of ore already delivered to the Greenfields Mill in Coolgardie.

Auric Mining in collaboration with BML Ventures Pty Ltd of Kalgoorlie, will mine and haul in total between 100,000 tonnes and 180,000 tonnes of ore to complete the first stage of the project. The project is currently on track with mining underway across the last six weeks.

According to Auric Managing Director Mark English, despite recent wet weather affecting haulage, mining has remained on track  “With 12,500 tonnes of ore already transported to Coolgardie we are just a short time away from our maiden gold pour. Once the first approximately 30,000 tonnes is processed it will be clear how this project is going to unfold. I can say both parties are well satisfied with the effort to date,” he said.

Mr English also added “Auric will use surplus cash generated from Jeffreys Find to continue development of the Munda Gold Deposit at Widgiemooltha and continue with broader exploration,”

Total mine life is compact and will cease end of FY24 at Jefferys Find.

Youanmi Continues With High Grade Hits

The high grade hits at Youanmi Gold Project continues with the release of drilling results from Paddy`s Lode and Midway.

Results from Midway near mine exploration included:

RXDD073: 0.54m @ 16.17g/t Au from 290.65m

RXDD074: 7.00m @ 5.95g/t Au from 87.00m

RXDD085: 1.37m @ 21.89g/t Au from 354.69m

RXRC462: 2.00m @ 7.93g/t Au from 142.00m

While Paddy`s Lode delivered from testing of the potential supergene mineralisation and up-dip extensions at the discovery with:

RXRC481: 16.00m @ 1.38g/t Au from 56.00m

RXRC483: 4.00m @ 5.33g/t from 202m

Managing Director Robert Ryan said

“Results from the near-mine discovery at Midway also continue to impress with high-grade results returned at excellent underground mining widths. The high-grade zone at Midway has been intersected over a 150m strike and 200m vertical extent and is still open along strike and down plunge.

Meanwhile RC drilling at Paddy’s Lode targeting the potential for shallow high-grade material up-dip of the discovery holes has returned a broad zone of lower grade mineralisation close to the east-west offsetting fault.”

Rox also delivered a prospectus to the market this morning as well as announcing the conditions precedent to the Youanmi transaction between Rox and Venus Metals had been met.

Genesis To Process Bellevue Ore Pre Plant Commissioning

Bellevue Gold has signed an agreement with Genesis Minerals to process material at its Gwalia Processing plant in a deal to enable early cashflow. Ore from the Vanguard Open Pit at the Bellevue Gold Mine will be trucked by MLG Oz to the Genesis facility around 170km south of the mine.  This agreement allows Bellevue to generate early cashflow ahead of its Processing Plant opening due December quarter 2023.

Vanguard is currently being mined and stockpiled pre production, with waste being used to build a Tailings Dam wall. NRW Holdings are currently making strong progress in the mining of the open pit and construction of the tailings storage facility.

KCGM Mill Rebuild Contract Awarded

NRW Holdings, Primero Group, has been announced as entering an agreement with Northern Star Resources for the KCGM Growth Project for Engineering, Procurement and Construction. The Contract has an approximate value of $973 million. The project is aligned to the KCGM processing plant rebuild and is scheduled for completion by Q3 2026


Primero’s Managing Director, Michael Gollschewski shared “The execution of the KCGM Growth Project is the culmination of an 18-month journey with Northern Star. The work conducted to date to develop the capital cost, design, execution strategy and schedule for the project, has been one of the most comprehensive and rigorous ECI programmes we have participated in. The effort of the combined teams to define this key project has provided a solid foundation for a safe, efficient, and successful delivery.”

Primero will be responsible for the design, procurement, construction, and commissioning of the process plant facilities.

Silver Lake Ninth Consecutive Sales Guidance Met

Silver Lake Resources has released its FY23 Sales Result and has shown to have met sales guidance for the ninth consecutive year.

The strong result is off the back of a record quarterly sales result of 83,540 ounces. This has been driven by the performance of the Deflector and Mount Monger operations. Operations delivered a FY23 sales amount of 260,370 ounces. This is 3% higher year on year for Silver Lake.

There was an impact to the company from forest fires in northern Ontario which impacted the June production result at the Sugar Zone operation. Yet, the company were able to deliver for the year.

Silver Lake are also debt free and with cash and bullion at $331 million up $63 million from March 31 2023. According to the announcement this morning “The strong fourth quarter performance is consistent with Silver Lake’s “invest and yield” strategy and reflects the investment through the first half to establish access to new higher grade mining areas at both Deflector and Mount Monger”


Develop Enters Trading Halt, Pursues Essential

The start of the financial year continues to deliver news to the market thick and fast.

Develop has entered a trading halt as it looks to acquire Essential Metals. The acquisition is to executed via a binding Scheme Implementation Deed under which Develop proposes to acquire 100 per cent of the issued shares in Essential by way of a Scheme of Arrangement.

A key piece of this acquisition is Essentials, Pioneer Dome, which is located in WA’s ‘Lithium Corridor’ 130km south of Kalgoorlie. This asset has a Project Feasibility Study underway on it at the moment. Pioneer Dome is a hard rock lithium development asset with a Mineral Resource of 11.2Mt at 1.16% Li2O.

Pioneer Dome – Essential Metals

Essential Metals major shareholder Mineral Resources, has thrown its support behind the proposal. Mineral Resources also hold shares in Develop as the second largest shareholder.

The Scheme Consideration is 1 new Develop share for every 6.18 Essential shares held, implying a fully diluted equity value for Essential of ~A$152.6 million and A$0.56 per share based on the closing price for Develop shares of A$3.46 per share on 30 June 2023.

This represents a significant premium of: 34.9% to the closing Essential share price of A$0.415 per share on 30 June 2023;

30.8% to the 20-day Essential VWAP of A$0.428 per share up to and including 30 June 2023;

62.3% to the Essential share price prior to the pre-Tianqi Lithium Energy Australia (TLEA) Scheme price of A$0.345 per share on 6 January 2023 and 12.0% to the TLEA Scheme price of A$0.50 per share