New coal terminals to increase job opportunities by 5000
UPDATE- Expression of Interest now open
The addition of two new coal export terminals in Queensland will give rise to a further 5000 jobs starting 2013. Combined, the two new locations will have the capacity to export 180 million tons per year, which is about 50 million above the current capacity of Hay Point Port. Land for the projects has been allocated south of Mackay.
Additional mines on the horizon
The new construction is an effort by the state to decongest busy port and rail networks. On completion, new coal mines along with the additional royalties they bring will be realised as mining investment continues to grow for Queensland. The $10 million project will include six rail loops, eight offshore berths and an expanded harbor capacity to accommodate more tugs.
Premier Anna Bligh, announced the award December 14th to Indian company Adani Group and Canadian company Brookfield Infrastructure Group.
Coal terminal jobs with Adani