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New Adani business centre and rail contract a boon for Central Queensland

18 October 2019

Joint media release with Federal Member for Capricornia and Assistant Minister for Children and Families Michelle Landry MP

A new Rockhampton based business centre and rail contract announced by Adani Mining today is excellent news for Central Queensland that will lead to further, needed economic activity and job opportunities in the region, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan said today.

Today, Adani Mining has opened its new Rockhampton Business Centre which will support recruitment and local business contracting for its Carmichael Project mine. The company has also announced a $100 million rail contract with Australian company Martinus Rail. The contract will be delivered out of the new business centre in Rockhampton.

“I spent years fighting for the Adani project because it means delivering jobs and economic activity for regional Queensland. Today’s announcements are more proof in the pudding. Around 150 people are already employed at the Carmichael site while more are employed at the company’s headquarters in Townsville. Now there will be more direct jobs and contractor jobs,” Mr Canavan said.

Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry said today’s developments are great news for Rockhampton and Central Queensland.

“The business centre and rail contract announcements are welcome milestones with the ramping up of the broader Carmichael Mine Project,” Ms Landry said.

“We fought so hard to have Adani’s project approved because of all the economic benefits it will provide. The Rockhampton Business Centre means immediate jobs, and the opportunities for local contractor businesses will mean further flow on job opportunities in the Capricornia electorate.”

The Rockhampton Business Centre will continue to provide ongoing opportunities during the current construction phase, and during Adani’s operations.

“Earlier this year, Adani’s Carmichael project received final approvals, the start of a realisation of an enormous economic opportunity for the communities of Central Queensland. Today’s new business centre opening and rail contract announcement means more jobs and economic activity for Central Queensland,” Mr Canavan concluded.

Media contacts:

Minister Canavan's office 02 6277 7180

Assistant Minister Landry's office 02 6277 4283