The Mudgee Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast for May was hosted by Downer with the subject being the KEPCO Bylong Coal Project.
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The POSCO E&C and Downer EC&M Construction joint venture team presented to the Chamber members on Monday to seek community and business support for the Bylong project.
The team advised members on the benefits and opportunity for the Mid-Western Region and local community and businesses from the project.
They said it will employ over 600 people at peak construction and over 450 people during peak operations.
The PDJV advised local opportunity from the project included employment, housing, rentals, motelling, food & beverage, shopping, banking, equipment hire, vehicle servicing and various sub-contract works.
Chamber president Greg Dowker said that they were thanking businesses that they’ve already worked with and believes the benefits of the project will “snowball”.
“It was also a ‘thank you’ to local businesses for their last three years of work and we had a good turnout of local businesses, with some good variety,” he said.
“There will be a lot of benefits from this mine, families moving to town then their extended families visiting, retail, housing – it all snowballs.
The speakers encouraged members to register to speak at the upcoming NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) hearing in support of the KEPCO Bylong Coal Project, at Club Mudgee next Thursday.
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