A building material company has won the latest contract for part of a $21 billion mining development in Central Queensland’s Galilee Basin.
Stresscrete recently secured the girders and supply concrete box culvert package for Adani Mining’s Carmichael Coal Project, 160km northwest of Clermont.
The agreement tasks the successful bidder with producing girders in the Rockhampton area for new bridges extending over established waterways throughout the proposed Carmichael Rail Network rail corridor.
The proponent hopes the deal will help create jobs in a challenging time for regional communities.
Adani is currently recruiting for the following positions:
- site administrators (multiple positions)
- camp supervisors (multiple)
- auto electricians (multiple)
- dozer operators (multiple)
- loader operators (multiple)
- risk and compliance coordinator
- mine site labourer
- spray rig operator
- operator drills
- project officer.
‘Very difficult time’
“We are very pleased to be able to add Stresscrete to our list of Rockhampton-based contractors during
what is a very difficult time for everyone,” Adani Mining CEO Lucas Dow said in a public statement.
“At a time when our country is facing some of its toughest challenges, we are determined to deliver on our
commitments of jobs and opportunities and we remain on track to create more than 1500 direct jobs
during the construction and ramp up of our project and some further 6750 indirect jobs.”
Employees, contractors and suppliers will perform work in accordance with Queensland Health and the Federal Government coronavirus restrictions.
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) separately welcomed State Treasurer Cameron Dick’s decision to declare the Central Queensland Coal Network and the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal as regulated monopolies until the years 2040 and 2030 respectively.
This is promised to provide greater regulatory certainty for rail and port infrastructure that are critical for the Sunshine State’s coal industry, which employs 260,000 Queenslanders.
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“The decision means these critical pieces of economic infrastructure will be under the independent regulatory oversight by the Queensland Competition Authority, which will set conditions on the access and pricing of these regulated monopoly businesses,” QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said in a public statement.
“That is good news for Queensland and great news for Queensland jobs, at a time when we need them.”