Railway Bridge Across The Fitzroy River, Rockhampton, Queensland

A number of jobs will soon be up for grabs for Central Queensland workers as the $367.2 million Rookwood Weir project advances. With these new positions, the long-term project is set to not only help the local area, but also the state of Queensland.

The Rookwood Weir project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments, delivered in partnership with Sunwater.

The weir is being delivered by an Alliance comprised of Sunwater, construction partners ACCIONA and McCosker Contracting and design partner GHD.

Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said 40 jobs would be filled in coming weeks as construction ramps up.

“We’re investing in infrastructure to create jobs and rebuild our economy,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Construction is ramping up. I encourage locals, keen to be part of this iconic project, to get online and apply.”

Minister for Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water, Glenn Butcher, said expressions of interest for the 40 positions are already open.

“This landmark project has already delivered more than 200 jobs for Queenslanders and is now looking to fill a range of additional roles over the coming weeks,” he said.

The Rookwood Weir team has vacancies for labourers, formsetters, steel fixers, concreters, riggers and crane operators.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Barnaby Joyce, said locals are already benefiting from the Federal Government’s investment in Rookwood Weir and they will continue to – through construction and beyond.

“The Federal Government’s investment is creating jobs and opportunities for locals and businesses, and down the track will deliver the water security this region needs to grow and get ahead,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

Federal Member for Flynn, Ken O’Dowd, said the economic benefits provided by the project extended further than just the jobs created for the construction effort.

“The economic flow on effects will also benefit agriculturalists, communities, as well as both small and large businesses within the region,” Mr O’Dowd said.

Employment opportunities at the weir come with highly competitive pay rates and conditions, as well attractive roster arrangements.

Central Queensland staff have the option to live at the weir’s on-site accommodation camp, be transported to and from Rockhampton or Gladstone each day by bus or drive themselves.

The workers’ camp is located a few minutes from the weir site and features individual rooms and bathrooms, catering, recreation facilities and a library.

Expressions of interest are open. To find out more, visit mccoskers.com.au.

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