Aviation jobs boost for Rockhampton
The new facility would bring jobs as well as millions of dollars of investment into Rockhampton economy, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack.
“The maintenance and repair Facility has the potential to create 225 jobs and inject $30 million into the local economy each year,” Mr McCormack said.
“The Australian Government is committed to delivering exactly this type of job-creating project to stimulate our regions to secure their future prosperity.”
The 70-aircraft-strong Alliance Airlines has been operating flights to and from Rockhampton since 2002, cementing a relationship with Rockhampton and the broader Central Queensland region said Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry.
“Bringing base maintenance back from overseas to Alliance’s home state of Queensland offers significant local economic benefits,” Ms Landry said.
“This is a real coup for Rockhampton and something I have been lobbying for due to the new and expanded skilled employment opportunities in aviation and associated services on offer.”
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