350 jobs for region in $31m power station upgrade

A MASSIVE $31 million overhaul of the Callide B Power Station, approved by the Palaszczuk Government, will see 350 direct jobs created in the region.

Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the $31 million investment would bring enormous flow-on economic benefits to Central Queensland.

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"We promised to be a Government that delivers jobs, a Government that invests in our regions and we're able to deliver on this election commitment because we're the Government that saved Queensland's assets from an LNP fire sale," Mr Pitt said.

"State-owned electricity generator CS Energy Limited will commence a major service of Unit 1 of the Callide B Power Station.

"This $31 million overhaul will create and sustain around 350 direct jobs, this is in addition to the power station's permanent workforce of around 205 employees.

"These works will bring great flow-on economic benefits to Central Queensland, helping to sustain many more jobs through service suppliers. This includes accommodation providers, caterers, transport companies and many more in the region. The works are expected to take around two months, commencing on July 30."



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