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Recruitment centre opens for $21B mining project in Central Qld

Workers at the Carmichael Coal Project. (Photo credit Adani Australia)
Workers at the Carmichael Coal Project. (Photo credit: Adani Australia)

A foreign backed proponent has a new jobseeker office for its $21 billion coal development in Central Queensland.

Adani Mining recently opened its new Rockhampton Business Centre in Wandal, 3km northwest of the Rockhampton CBD.

The centre is promised to be a local base for recruitment and contracting of local businesses for the Carmichael Coal Project, 160km northwest of Clermont.

“The business centre will be used for training sessions, meet the buyer sessions, recruitment interviews, staff induction programs, act as a base for some of our contractors and more,” Adani Mining CEO Lucas Dow said in a public statement.

“It will be staffed by local Rockhampton people who will work hand-in-hand with council’s Advance Rockhampton team, who are well-connected with the region and best placed to advise us on how to engage with local businesses and potential employees who want to join Adani in delivery of the Carmichael project.”

Jobs figure downgraded

QMEB has learnt Adani has revised down its earlier estimate that the project would create 10,000 jobs. The project will now create 1500 direct positions plus a further 6750 indirect jobs during the construction and ramp up phases.

Only Australian residents will be considered for job opportunities.

“We will not engage people with 457 visas to work on the Carmichael project,” Adani said in a fact sheet.

“Everyone is welcome to apply for roles on the Carmichael project particularly those people residing locally to the mine (e.g. Clermont) … regions such as the Whitsunday, Isaac, Central Highlands, Mackay, Charters Towers and Gladstone regions will also be
benefiting from work packages and employment opportunities for our project.”

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No automated machinery

Successful applicants will be transported between the mine and either Rockhampton or Townsville via bus until fly-in fly-out arrangements are in place. Drive-in drive-out options will also be available under strict journey management plans.

The proponent has ruled out saving money on manpower through using automated machinery.

“The mine and rail line will not be automated,” Adani said. “We are keen to get as many Rockhampton workers and businesses on the project as possible, and with work packages and jobs being updated on a weekly basis, now is the time to get involved.”

Applications are being accepted through Adani’s careers web page: adaniaustralia.com/work-with-us

General enquiries can be emailed to recruitmentaustralia@adani.com.au

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