UPDATE: 50 jobs up for grabs at Adani now, listed here
Adani says it is pleased to be advertising more than 50 job opportunities today for the Carmichael Project with regional Queenslanders seeing the jobs advertisements in newspapers across Rockhampton, Townsville and Mackay.
"We also still receive questions about our jobs from concerned members of the community who may not be across the details of the Carmichael Project, or Queensland's mining industry," a spokesperson said.
"For more than a year now, we have explained how the Carmichael Project will deliver jobs and benefits for regional Queenslanders.
"The Carmichael Project will be a 10 million tonne per annum mine and 200km railway, which will see 1,500 direct jobs and 6,750 indirect jobs created during ramp up and construction.
"Job numbers for operational open cut coal mines of a similar size in Queensland range between 800 and 1,500 roles. When the Carmichael mine enters operation we expect it to require a similar amount of operational roles.
"No government funding is required to deliver the Carmichael Project.
"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 work packages for our project.
"We will not engage people with 457 visas to work on the Carmichael Project.
"The mine will not be automated. We will use the same conventional coal mining techniques and equipment used in other Queensland coal mines."
EARLIER: ADANI has acted fast on this morning's approval of its black-throated finch management plan and has placed full-page advertisements tomorrow in three regional Queensland newspapers - The Morning Bulletin, the Daily Mercury in Mackay and the Townsville Bulletin - for more than 50 new jobs.
A company spokesperson reconfirmed the company's commitments to regional Queensland for jobs and work packages and said there would be no 457 visas.
"The fact that we are advertising in these papers is a clear demonstration of our intent," the spokesperson said.
The move is a confident one from the company which still needs its groundwater ecosystem dependant management plan approved though Queensland Government has given assurance that decision will be made by June 13.
After this morning's announcement, Adani chief executive Lucas Dow said he was very pleased that as part of the BTFMP 33,000 hectares of dedicated conservation land surrounding the mine site would be set aside and expertly managed to ensure an optimal habitat for the finch and other local native species.
See tomorrow's Morning Bulletin and Daily Mercuryto find out how to apply.