The impact of Fly-In-Fly-Out employment policy on Mackay and Moranbah, QLD

SGS has undertaken an economic and social impact assessment on the effect that a proposed Fly-In-Fly- Out (FIFO) mining operation at the recently constructed Daunia and Caval Ridge mines will have on the town of Moranbah in central Queensland. The study reviews the demographic and economic profile of Moranbah and the wider Mackay region in which it sits, to determine whether there is scope to open the mining operations to the local working population. The study proposes a scenario whereby 30% of the mine’s operating workforce (1,000 to 1,200 across both mines) are sourced from Moranbah and the wider Mackay region. This is done in order to compare the economic and social impact of the current scenario which proposes a workforce that is entirely sourced remotely (100% FIFO).

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