Rail freight company Pacific National Coal has announced it has commenced work on the $20 million expansion works of its Nebo Train Maintenance Facility in Queensland.


State Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Scott Emerson, officially turned the first sods at the site, commemorating the start of the project which will see the creation of up to 100 jobs over the 12 month life of the project.


The expansion will include the construction of an additional Unit Train Maintenance road and storage road, and has been fast tracked following an agreement with coal producer BMA, what will see Pacific National deliver maintenance and daily servicing for BMA’s fleet.


Mr Emerson said that Pacific National Coal’s multimillion dollar investment signified the importance of businesses working together with local communities to drive continued growth in regional Queensland.


“Resources are a pillar of the Queensland economy, so I’m pleased to officially start construction of the project and congratulate Pacific National Coal on the economic stimulus and job growth it continues to drive within the Isaac region,” Mr Emerson said.