The Queensland Government recently announced that new construction jobs are in the pipeline with news that the Amrun Bauxite project is under further development.
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Civil engineering firm QBrit has secured the AUD $70 million earthworks contract for the site. The Amrun bauxite project was formerly known as South of Embley Project and is located near Boyd Point in the Cape York Peninsula, Australia.
Costing an estimated AUD $1.9bn, the first production is set to begin in 2019 and have a production life of around 40 years. The output from the project will be distributed locally and to the Queensland Alumina's refinery in Gladstone and exported primarily to China. Queensland also has the ambition to create new construction jobs in the energy industry.
“This project builds on Rio Tinto’s long-standing existing operations in Gladstone and Weipa, which have supplied the raw product used to produce 10 percent of the world’s aluminium,” said Acting Minister for State Development Bill Byrne.
Queensland will need to meet the demand for skilled workers, with a new construction recruitment drive.
This is essential to provide support for local and indigenous jobs but also guarantee new training opportunities. Local and regional contractors are set to reap the rewards too by supplying goods and services, further enhancing the economy.
To learn more about the new developments, we are currently recruiting for,
contact the team at Design & Construct.
3000 new construction jobs in Western Australia
New Zealand’s Todd Corporation, has signed an agreement with the Western Australian Government to develop a new iron ore export facility. Balla Balla Infrastructure Group, which is majority-owned by the Todd Corporation will build the six to 10 million-tonne-a-year iron ore mine, which includes the building of a 162-kilometre railway linking to central Pilbara.
The $5 billion iron ore project is set to create over 3000 new construction jobs and a further 900 once operational.
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