Hillery Group to build $ 15M rail yard for Carmichael mine

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By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 12 August 2021: The Bowen Rail Company today announced another Carmichael mine and rail project contract, which has gone to the local Bowen company Hillery Group to construct a new rail yard that will create more than 100 jobs during construction for regional Queensland.

The $15M rail yard will be an important part of the business’ long-term operating plan but is not required for the company to commence rail operations later this year.

Bowen Rail Company CEO, Trista Brohier, said partnering with Hillery was another example of how Bowen Rail was delivering on its promises of jobs and work packages for the Whitsunday region.

A Bowen Rail Company media release says: “We’re pleased that we can now share with the Bowen community how our commitments on jobs and contracts for the Whitsundays are coming to life,” Ms Brohier said.
“Partnering with Hillery is a perfect example of this and we couldn’t have picked a better local company to do the job considering their strong technical expertise and knowledge of the region,” she said.

Hillery Group is a family-owned business in Bowen, established over 30 years ago, and currently has more than 100 employees. Hillery Group, specialises in civil construction, plant hire and are operators of four local quarries and supply these materials across regional Queensland.

CEO of Hillery Group, Luke Hillery, said the project was a big win for his business and the community

“We’re really proud to have been given the opportunity to deliver this critical piece of infrastructure for Bowen Rail,” Mr Hillery said.


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