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HANGCOCK MINING SAYS FRASER COAST FIFO MINE WORKERS INITIATIVE COULD PAY OFF FOR THE REGION IN JOBS

December 20th, 2012

FIFO MINE WORKERS TO BE BASED AT THE FRASER COAST PERHAPS

MINING giant GVK Hancock will investigate tapping into a fly-in, fly-out labour force from the Wide Bay to use in the construction of two mines.
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Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett, RDA WBB, has signed a five-year agreement with GVK Hancock in a significant boost to the RDA’s stated aim of attracting 3000 resource sector workers to the region within three years.

GVK Hancock is developing two mines in the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland – the Alpha Coal Project and the Kevin’s Corner Project, which are supported by rail and port construction.

GVK estimates it will require about 4500 construction workers at peak for the Alpha Coal Project and more than 1800 construction workers for the Kevin’s Corner Project.

Building a network of direct flights from the Wide Bay Burnett to feed both projects during the construction phase is the aim.

“Opportunities in the resource sector are there for the taking but the challenge is to link employers operating in remote areas with suitable workers in high available labour areas such as the Wide Bay Burnett,” RDA WBB executive officer Paul Massingham said.
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“This is a significant step forward in establishing fly-in, fly-out operations in the Wide Bay Burnett.

“To capitalise on this opportunity, I encourage all resource sector workers to register their details at IM4FIFO.com.au.”

Managing director of Hancock Coal Paul Mulder commended RDA WBB for showing leadership and taking the initiative to understand resource sector issues and GVK Hancock’s projects in particular.

“An (agreement) with RDA WBB gives access to a skilled workforce, direct flight infrastructure and training solutions to support construction” Mr Mulder said.
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The FIFO Coordinator project is part of a state and federal government jointly-funded program designed to link job seekers in the Wide Bay Burnett with resource companies

Sourced from the local chronicle paper & published by Henry Sapiecha

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