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Australia Queensland Government grants approval for state's third-largest coal mine with 1,000 jobs promised

10:21  29 september  2020
10:21  29 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Queensland Government grants approval for state ' s third - largest coal mine with 1 , 000 jobs promised . Construction will soon get underway on what will become Queensland ' s third - largest coal mine , 40 kilometres south of Moranbah in the Bowen Basin.

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Annastacia Palaszczuk posing for the camera: Annastacia Palaszczuk says her government has approved $21 billion worth of resource projects. (ABC Far North: Marian Faa) © Provided by ABC Business Annastacia Palaszczuk says her government has approved $21 billion worth of resource projects. (ABC Far North: Marian Faa)

Construction will soon get underway on what will become Queensland's third-largest coal mine, 40 kilometres south of Moranbah in the Bowen Basin.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the State Government had signed off on a mining lease for the Olive Downs Coking Coal Project, run by Pembroke Resources.

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Inside the tiny Queensland town desperate for the billion Adani coal mine to get the green light. Clermont is the closest populated area to the proposed Carmichael mine . The mines can bring an extra 11, 000 residents to the area and Adani claims the Carmichael mine will bring an extra 1 ,500 jobs .

The mine is expected to create 1 , 000 operational jobs and 500 jobs during construction, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said in a The approval comes as the state Labor government has faced criticism for prolonging a review of the controversial Adani thermal coal mine , and ahead of an

The central Queensland mine will have a production life of 80 years and the Government says it will create 1,000 jobs.

The Government did not provide forecasts for how much it would collect in mining royalties, but the number is expected to be in the billions.

"Let me say very clearly that not only do I support the coal industry here, but I've also been over to the steel mill in Japan," Ms Palaszczuk said.

"Nearly every single household utilises steel in some form or another, and steel is going to be part of our lives for many years to come."

Pembroke said it would produce up to 15 million tonnes of metallurgical coal per year.

It will be exported to international markets in Japan and China.

Pembroke CEO Barry Tudor said the mining lease approvals were the final hurdle to beginning stage one of the project.

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said on Friday, November 3, that her government would not support a loan for the controversial Adani coal mine ahead of the state election on November 25.“At the last election I promised to stop the Newman-Nicholls LNP government from gifting 0

"We are extremely pleased to have been granted the mining leases, having consulted extensively with the local community over the past four years," he said.

"In addition to our commitment to the environment, we have focused on creating local jobs and proactively engaged with all stakeholders."

Mr Tudor said the company had established a relationship with the traditional owners of the land, the Barada Barna.

"We have an Indigenous Land Use Agreement and Cultural Heritage Management Plan in place," Mr Tudor said.

Ms Palaszczuk said she expected construction would start within months.

"There's no legal action with Olive Downs — Olive Downs is good to go," she said.

Opposition leader Deb Frecklington criticised Ms Palaszczuk for her record on advancing resources projects, but said she supported the mining lease for Olive Downs.

"I will always support jobs in regional Queensland, and I'm a big, bold supporter of the resources industry," Ms Frecklington said.

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Queensland government approved Adani's plan for rare black-throated finch. The government decision followed climate change protests against Adani's proposed thermal coal mine , which She conceded Queenslanders were fed up with delays to state approvals and ordered the state ' s

"The Premier's not going to hoodwink Queenslanders with this fly-in, fly-out visit.

"This coming from a Premier who has moved the goalposts on projects like Adani and New Hope."

Once complete, Olive Downs will be around the same size as the proposed Adani project.

Ms Palaszczuk said her Government had approved $21 billion in resource projects in the current parliamentary term.


Video: Palaszczuk government approves $1 billion coal mine (Sky News Australia)

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