Business

GVK may hire foreign workers for massive mining project

IT WILL spend up to $10 billion on building a three-in-one mine, rail and port system but Indian-owned mining giant GVK Resources may use foreign workers if left with no other choice.

To build the entire project, including the Alpha coal mine as its centrepiece, will require up to 4000 workers during construction with 1800 needed to operate all three areas full time.

Speaking to reporters in Brisbane on Tuesday, coal and infrastructure managing director Paul Mulder said the priority would be to always use workers who were living either locally or nationally, but would not rule out an enterprise migration agreement to bring in workers from overseas.

He said four separate contracts would be signed with companies to plan, supply and build parts of the port-mine-rail project, with some to supply labour.

"We have no plans to go down this track at the moment," he said.

"Our priority has always been to recruit locally and nationally and then, and only then, would we go internationally."

Mr Mulder said using overseas workers would cost GVK more than using Australians.

Topics:  employment, foreign workers, india, mining industry




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'All I heard when my baby cried was ‘you’re a terrible mum'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images of Katie Dykes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

KATIE'S battle with PND is not unlike many mothers.

'I just thought all mums got no sleep'

MELTOPIA battled PND with all four of her children.

4 survival tips for mummas heading back to work

The few reminders every working mum needs to read.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Maranoa candidates: any last words?

Country Minded Maranoa candidate Luke Arbuckle and Senate candidate Pete Mailler.Photo Sophie Lester / Warwick Daily News

Your candidates give their final pitch before polling day.

Polling day in the Rose City

VOTE NOW: An Electoral Commission official assists a voter in placing his Senate paper in the ballot box.

What you need to know about voting tomorrow.

Warwick 2066: what our young people need

Laura Babington, Jessica Carey, Dave Bergemann, Chrissy Alley and Mindi Devine of Rotaract Warwick.

What next for Warwick's youths?

Latest deals and offers

Polocrosse players after Totally Wild TV shoot

Warwick junior polocrosse players to appear on Totally Wild TV Show

Polocrosse to feature on Totally Wild TV segment

Totally Wild crew (front, from left) Adrian Fletcher, Shane Dyson and Kellyn Morris with Warwick players Monique Hoare, Callum Brook, Caitlin Brook, Keely McGrath, Georgia Siggs, Bridget Shepherd and Warwick official Charlie Brook at the Totally Wild shoot at Morgan Park.

Warwick polocrosse juniors will feature on Totally Wild TV segment

Australian rugby players in Warwick

Wallabies player Kurtley Beale speaks about rugby and life at The Scots PGC College yesterday.

Three Australian rugby union players in Warwick for Lloyd McDermott Foundation...

Buyers snap up hot Warwick property at auction

HOT PROPERTY: Denis Courtney, Lewis von Stieglitz, Yve Stocks, Peter Stewart and Kelly Reardon at yesterday's auction.

Vacant blocks sell in the Rose City for up to $80,000

What $150,000 will buy you in Warwick

Renovate, invest or just buy in on a cheap home.