Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has tonight held discussions with Adani, asking the company to bring forward announcements on contracts for the North Galilee Basin Rail Line in light of Aurizon job losses.
"I have asked Adani CEO to provide certainty and hope to Central Queensland.
"I have consistently advocated for the Carmichael Mine and the 388 km rail line that will deliver much needed jobs for Central Queensland," Ms Landry said.
"Tonight I put in a call to reiterate my support and reinforce Rockhampton's ability to deliver goods and services.
"In my first conversation with Adani over 18 months ago, I advocated on behalf of companies like Austrak in Parkhurst as a prime example of local capability.
"With today's announcement by Aurizon, there will be a huge amount of frustration and uncertainty in Rockhampton households, so the sooner we can create new work opportunities the better it will be for those families.
"I am confident there will be very positive news on this soon.
"The announcement today has let Rockhampton down.
"Aurizon have been lobbying hard to sideline Adani for the construction of the Galilee rail line, with today's announcement suggesting this not a trusted alternative for Rockhampton jobs."