Coordinator-General Decides on Galilee Mine

Posted by Media Release, The Honourable Jeff Seeney on 12 May 2014
Queensland’s Coordinator-General has approved the proposed $16.5 billion Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail project north-west of Clermont, subject to an extensive set of environmental and social conditions. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said, should this mine proceed, it would play a vital role in opening up the resource-rich Galilee Basin. “This project has the potential to be the largest coal mine in Australia and one...
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Mining-Farming Bill Passed in Parliament

Posted on 12 May 2014
Source:  Brisbane Times It is designed to ensure agriculture and mining can co-exist. Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney calls it his "legacy". The Regional Planning Interests bill was passed into parliament on Thursday night, almost two years after it was first mooted by the government. The legislation maps out a new system of planning across regional Queensland.  Priority agricultural, priority living, strategic environmental and strategic cropping areas have bee...
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Natural Gas Development Underpins Queensland's Economy

Posted on 22 April 2014
Source:  The Australian QUEENSLAND'S booming gas sector, with $70 billion in projects being constructed, towers over NSW's struggling industry, drilling more than 22 times the number of gas wells and employing almost 100 per cent of the industry's workforce.  Figures to be released by the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association today indicate that natural gas development is underpinning Queensland's economy while the picture is more sta...
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Alpha Mine Go-Ahead Milestone

Posted on 15 April 2014
Source:  Queensland Resources Council Today's decision by the Land Court to uphold government approvals for the Alpha coal project represents a milestone for Queensland's economic future. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche congratulated developers GVK Hancock for their unswerving focus on the potential of the Alpha project to kick-start one of the most significant regional developments in the state's history. 'The Alpha project is a lon...
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Regional Planning Laws Passed

Posted on 15 April 2014
Source: GasFields Commission Queensland Key rural and landholder groups have welcomed the passage of new regional planning laws that seek to introduce a clear and equitable process to assess resource developments in regional Queensland.The Regional Planning Interests Act 2014 also includes a new statutory role for the GasFields Commission to provide advice on applications for resource activities to be carried out in a priority agricultural area identified in a regional plan. The Ac...
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