Aurizon job losses to hit Hughenden hard

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated December 7 2016 - 9:03am, first published 4:37am
Changing fortunes: An Aurizon train on the outskirts of Hughenden. The loss of the Glencore haulage contract will mean a loss of 25 of the community's top-paying jobs, equal to $3m annually. Picture: Sally Cripps.

Extra water allocations and fresh money for the Hann Highway project are being lobbied for in the wake of news that rail company Aurizon will shed dozens of jobs in the north west from February next year, 25 of them in Hughenden.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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