Adani Mining today announced it will soon open a business centre in Rockhampton following discussions with Rockhampton City Council and local MPs on the best methods to support job recruitment and contracting of local businesses in the region.
CEO of Adani Mining, Lucas Dow said the new Adani Business Centre would provide a local base for major procurement and recruitment programs for the Carmichael Project during the construction phase and during operations.
“We are absolutely committed to ensuring Rockhampton along with Townsville act as the primary employment hubs for the Carmichael Project,” Mr Dow said.
“We needed a base in Rockhampton to ensure we can undertake recruitment and procurement efficiently now we are officially in the construction phase of the Carmichael mine and rail Project in addition to our Adani Mining headquarters in Townsville.
“This also gives us the opportunity to employ local Rockhampton people to run the business centre and work hand-in-hand with the Advance Rockhampton team, who are so 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,” he said.
Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry welcomed plans to build the Adani Business Centre in Rockhampton and expects it will have positive effects for the area.
“A centre like this in Rockhampton signifies a strong commitment to mining’s future in the region.
“The Carmichael Project has been nine years in the making and Adani has jumped over every regulatory hurdle that has been thrown at them.
“I am happy to see that the construction of the Carmichael Project is well underway.
“In the 2017-18 financial year, mining projects in the Fitzroy region paid $1.2 billion in wages and provided 13,105 full-time jobs.
“Queenslanders at the last federal election voted for mining’s future in our state and only the Coalition Government is focussed on delivering for the mining sector for it to grow and prosper,” Ms Landry said.
Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said she welcomed Adani’s formal entry in to the community.
“This is a very positive step forward and I wish Adani well for the future.
“This will give local job hunters a door they can walk through to offer their services. It will also give those who provide services to the mining sector a permanent local connection to Adani.
“I have watched the difficulties that Adani have both endured and then triumphed over. My request to detractors is that they join us in wishing the company well and in celebrating the benefits of investing in our community.
“I have never seen any other company treated as shabbily by some parts of government as Adani has been and it is important that Adani know that here in Rockhampton we stand with them.”
The business centre will be used for training sessions, meet the buyer sessions, recruitment interviews, staff induction programs, and more.
A location in the heart of Rockhampton will be chosen to ensure ease of access for people needing to use the facility.
An Office Manager and a Regional Development Manager will be primary roles for the smooth operation of the business centre, with job appointments to be announced in the near future.
Mr Dow said people and businesses interested in working on the Carmichael Project can register their interest online.
“We strongly encourage jobseekers and suppliers from Rockhampton to register their details via Adani’s website - https://www.adaniaustralia.com/Work-With-Us,” Mr Dow said.
“Through our employment and supplier portals people can also see Adani’s, and our contractors’, jobs and work packages being advertised as we progress with delivery of the Carmichael Project.
“We 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.”
On background –
See attached link for an FAQ on jobs for the Carmichael Project. https://www.adaniaustralia.com/-/media/Project/Australia/Fact-sheets/ADI0117---Adani-Mining---Jobs-FAQ-V2.pdf