The State Government has welcomed Adani Australia’s decision to pick both Townsville and Rockhampton as the cities to host fly-in fly-out (FIFO) hubs for the Carmichael Coal project in the State’s Galilee Basin.
“Our focus has been to maximise the jobs it will generate, directly and indirectly, and see the benefits from this project spread right across regional Queensland.”
In December last year, Adani committed to the Premier that:
• regional headquarters would be based in Townsville, and it was opened on 6 June this year;
• remote operations centre will be in Townsville;
• rail and port operations headquarters will be in Bowen;
• mining services based in Mackay;
• rail maintenance and provisioning yard in the Mackay-Bowen region; and
• project sourcing centres in Townsville, Charters Towers, Rockhampton, Emerald, Clermont and Moranbah.
There are now almost 270 strict conditions on this project to protect the natural environment and the interests of landholders and traditional owners.