ROCKHAMPTON Mayor Margaret Strelow has labelled today's announcement from Aurizon to close its railway workshops in Rockhampton as a kick in the guts.
ROCKHAMPTON Mayor Margaret Strelow has labelled today's announcement from Aurizon to close its railway workshops in Rockhampton as a kick in the guts. Kelly Butterworth

Aurizon kicks Rocky in the guts: Mayor

ROCKHAMPTON Mayor Margaret Strelow has labelled today's announcement from Aurizon to close its railway workshops in Rockhampton as a kick in the guts.

She said the community has steadfastly supported Aurizon over the years.

BREAKING: Rail giant to close Rocky workshop, 180+ jobs axed

"I'm appalled at this decision, appalled that the second oldest rail centre in the state has been treated so badly,” Mayor Strelow said.

"We have been heart and soul a railway town and we have been sold out and betrayed by a company that grew on the back of our working families.

"The Adani Carmichael Project is of ever increasing importance for the Rockhampton Region, the immediate jobs that this will create on a long term basis is exactly what the affected workforce needs right now. The ability to not only continue to work in the sector of their choice, but also branch out into new areas of professional development provides ongoing opportunities for the workforce.”



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