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Billions of dollars’ worth of projects in the works for Central Queensland THE Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines delivered positive news  with the announcement that there are 77 mine lease applications currently in the works for Central Queensland. Announced at the Rockhampton Regional Growth Seminar attended by Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA) CEO Carli Homann, the department believe the future of the resource sector is now driving the Central Queensland economy. “The resource sector in Central Queensland is looking extremely positive with not only 77 mine lease applications on the table but there is another $2.3 Billion in approved projects ready to go in the Bowen Basin,” GEA CEO Carli Homann said. “What that means is there is a long-term positive future for the resource sector in Central Queensland but most of all that means supply opportunities for local businesses and jobs for local workers.” The Rockhampton Regional Growth Seminar hosted by the Department of State Development gave the local resource sector the opportunity to hear from industry experts as well as senior government advisors associated with regional projects and programs. “Adani Australia regional content manager Ben Hughes informed the local industry on how to become a supplier to the $16 billion Carmichael mine project and Mick Allen from Building and Asset Services (BAS) gave some great information on how to also become a supplier for the $200 Million expansion of the Capricornia Correction Centre,” Ms Homann said. “The last few years have been difficult for many businesses within the resource sector but from all indications it really looks like Central Queensland has turned a corner with some major projects worth billions of dollars for the Central Queensland economy now in the works.” The GEA will be hosting an Industry Update breakfast in Gladstone on Wednesday, August 23 with special guests Mick Allen and Jason Maas from Building and Asset Services (BAS) to inform the local industry about available opportunities for the $200 Million expansion of the Capricornia Correction Centre. For more information call the GEA on 4972 9060.

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