Rockhampton and Townsville announced as 50/50 FIFO hubs for Adani
Posted on October 5th, 2017
A three tiered approach from Local, State and Federal governments has today resulted in the announcement that Rockhampton and Townsville will receive a 50% split each for FIFO workers out of Adani’s Carmichael Mine near Clermont, with Rockhampton and Townsville Regional Councils committing $30 million between them to construct an airstrip at the mine site.
In December last year, Adani committed to the Premier that:
- regional headquarters would be based in Townsville, opened on 6 June this year;
- remote operations centre will be in Townsville;
- rail and port operations headquarters will be in Bowen;
- mining services based in Mackay;
- rail maintenance and provisioning yard in the Mackay-Bowen region; and
- project sourcing centres in Townsville, Charters Towers, Rockhampton, Emerald, Clermont and Moranbah
The Adani project boasts that 2,200 of the 3,300 construction jobs will be split equally between Rockhampton and Townsville, whilst promising 624 permanent jobs for each regional city over the next thirty years. To provide some context as a comparison, the Gladstone gas boom created between 6,000 and 10,000 jobs during construction with 1000 full time equivalent positions.
Local company AusTrak has secured an $82 million contract to supply sleepers for the 388km rail line.