State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Minister Cameron Dick said the public had from 24 June till 19 July to comment on the project.
“Winchester South Coal Operations is proposing a metallurgical coal mine to support steel-making, which would create more jobs in Central Queensland and drive sustainable economic activity for the region,” Mr Dick said.
Coordinator-General is inviting Queenslanders to have their say on whether the
draft terms of reference adequately cover all matters relating to the project’s
State Development Minister and Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert said the proposed
mine would produce up to eight million tonnes of product coal per annum
for approximately 30 years.
project has the potential to make a significant contribution to our region and
state,” Ms Gilbert said.
require a workforce of up to 500 jobs during the two-year construction
period, and support 450 full-time jobs once operational.
proponent is committed to boosting employment in nearby regional towns like
Moranbah, Dysart and Coppabella.
supported by our government’s Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Act
which prevents large resource projects from employing 100 per cent