Workers safe if port changes hands, QRC chief says
QUEENSLAND Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche said Gladstone workers shouldn't fear their jobs if the Queensland Government decides to sell the Port of Gladstone, with private ownership having the potential to grow employment opportunities.
Mr Roche was in Gladstone on Wednesday to discuss the new Ports Strategy for Queensland, and what it means for Gladstone.
"The important thing is, if it changes ownership the port doesn't go away it's just someone else earning the income."
"I don't see there's a fear around job losses, rather under private ownership it may attract the capital to build the port, to grow the port - that'll mean more jobs not less jobs," Mr Roche said.