According to a new report just out, approximately two-thirds of all the full-time jobs created in Queensland in the last 12 months were created by activity in the mining and gas sectors. The report found employment will increase by about a third in Mackay, Qld in the next year.
The annual “State of the Regions Report”, prepared for the Local Government Association of Queensland, revealed some areas in SE QLD were surging ahead because of the mining boom. It also highlighted the fact that some areas were not performing as well as could be expected because of the shift of focus to the mining industry.
Michael Roche from the Queensland Resources Council expects non-mining areas will increasingly look at ways they can also benefit from the boom.