New Acland Mine Stage 3 has reached a key milestone, with the project’s 100th worker recently starting work on site.
New Acland Mine General Manager, Dave O’Dwyer said the 100th worker milestone was 16-years in the making.
“It’s a landmark day for the entire team at New Acland Mine, but there are plenty more jobs to come,” Dave said.
“The ramp-up is well underway, with the permanent, fulltime workforce forecast to reach 400 workers within the next two years.
“There are plenty of new, old faces who have returned to New Acland Mine. Many were forced to find work in central Queensland when New Acland Mine was placed into care and maintenance in December 2021.
“It’s brilliant these workers have returned and can wave goodbye to the fly-in, fly-out lifestyle and be home with the partners and children every single night.
“We’re proud to be a leading employer in the region, by offering well-paid, local jobs to hard-working Queenslanders.”