Adani puts all cards on the table over job figures
ADDRESSING scepticism about fluctuating job figures at Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine, the miner has sought to give Queenslanders clarity on the number of jobs.
An Adani spokeswoman has addressed why figures may have reduced from initial estimates.
"Previous workforce estimates were predicated on the delivery of a larger size mine and the standard-gauge rail solution,” she said.
"In November last year we announced that Adani Mining had funding in place to deliver a 10 million tonne per annum mine, which would see 1500 direct jobs and 6750 indirect jobs created during ramp-up and construction.”
The company had made an educated estimate based on the workforces of other mines in the region with similar production capacity.
"Job numbers for operational mines of a similar size range between 800 and 1500 roles. When the Carmichael mine enters operation we expect it to require a similar amount of operational roles,” she said.
The company also addressed community fears of a reliance on a fly-in, fly-out workforce, and the prospect of regional workers missing out on the potential jobs.
"We remain committed to Townsville and Rockhampton as the primary hubs of employment for the Carmichael project, with regions such as the Whitsunday, Isaac, Central Highlands, Mackay, Charters Towers and Gladstone regions also benefiting from our project,” the spokeswoman said.
"We anticipate that job numbers from the primary employment hubs will be relatively evenly split across Townsville and Rockhampton.”
Local job comparisons in coal mining
Carmichael Mine (estimated):
10 million tonne per annum capacity
Mine Blackwater Mine:
Callide Mine and dragline maintenance area:
Caval Ridge Mine site:
Clermont Coal Mine: