Alinta Energy is closing Flinders Operations on 31 March 2016, in line with previous guidance. This closure will lead to operational mining at Leigh Creek to finish on 17 November 2015 and the Augusta power plant plan to cease generation near 31 March 2016.
Alinta Energy CEO, Jeff Dimery, said the company had spoken with employees and key stakeholders about the closure and indicated the company’s key priority is to help its employees through this transition period.
Dimery said: “When we announced our intent to close Flinders operations in June 2015, Alinta Energy committed over AUS$3.5 million in funding to provide a suite of transitional support services to our people. The allocation of this funding has been split between retraining and reskilling assistance, financial advisory services, career counselling, wellbeing and human resource support, as well as Transition Centres and other job opportunity services.”
This funding is as well as the AUS$75 million of redundancy benefits and entitlement packages that the company will provide to employees across the Flinders business.
Alinta has indicated it intends to continue to work closely with the South Australian Government in order to achieve the best outcome for its employees and their communities as the business transitions to closure.
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs
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