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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Premier powers up new GE headquarters

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Premier powers up new GE headquarters

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has officially opened GE Australia’s new Queensland headquarters at Springfield, south-west of Brisbane.

    The $72 million energy-efficient building will bring together 480 of the company’s 750 Queensland staff, with room for 700 more in the years ahead.

    “This is another vote of confidence in Queensland as a place to live, work and invest, from one of the biggest companies in the world,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “More than 100 years after GE first began operations in Queensland, it continues to work with local partners and customers to support Queensland’s growth and prosperity.”

    GE has had a Queensland base since 1896, when it oversaw the installation of electric motors in the Brisbane Tramway Company fleet.  

    “Today GE is involved in aviation, electrical distribution, energy, finance, healthcare, lighting, oil and gas, transportation and water,” Ms Palaszczuk said

    “We support responsible and sustainable development of the resources industry and we look forward to GE being a continued part of Queensland’s development.”

    Geoff Culbert, President & CEO of GE Australia, New Zealand and PNG said GE was excited to consolidate its teams under one roof.

    “This is a significant investment in GE’s Queensland operations, and provides a dynamic, state-of-the-art environment for our people to work in,” Mr Culbert said.

    “We’re excited to bring our businesses together in Springfield, and are proud of the facilities we have created here.”

    The Premier will also visit GE’s Software Centre of Excellence near San Francisco on her US Trade Mission, departing tomorrow.