Rockhampton engineering firm bounces back

Local Rockhampton business Pierce Engineering has been able to re-open its doors due to the investment of the Palaszczuk Government in regional infrastructure projects.

Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan MP said the business went into administration late last year, but due to the significant volume of work the company is undertaking as part of the expansion of the Capricornia Correctional Centre, they were able to recover and recommence trading.

“I am so pleased that, as a result of the Capricornia Correctional Centre expansion we have been able to help Pierce Engineering get back up on their feet,” Minister Ryan said.

“I visited Pierce Engineering last year and I was so pleased when I heard they were able to recommence trading as a result of the Government’s investments in Rockhampton.

“Bringing these types of infrastructure projects to regional Queensland has significant flow-on opportunities for local business and increases spending in the region.”

The $241 million expansion of Capricornia Correctional Centre is part of the commitment made by the Palaszczuk Government’s to community safety and supporting the important work of front-line public safety agencies.

Rockhampton MP, Barry O’Rourke, said that the expansion of the Capricornia Correctional Centre would also created another 232 ongoing permanent jobs at the centre when the expansion is complete in 2021.

“The expansion basically doubles the size of the prison, requiring a significantly larger staffing group to operate the centre, so anyone who wants a stable, interesting job should consider working for Queensland Corrective Services.,” Mr O’Rourke said.

The Member for Keppel, Brittany Lauga, said Queensland Corrective Services was hiring people with a broad range of skills.

“From Custodial Corrections Officers, Psychologists, Activities Officers and Trade Instructors, there is something for everyone.

“If you want to make a difference, have good communication skills, you should ‘take a look inside’ and see if you have what it takes.

“Corrective Services staff undertake vital work keeping the community safe,” Ms Lauga said.

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