The Land Court of Queensland has recommended Minister Lynham grant the Mining Lease and the Environmental Authority be issued for the Kevin’s Corner coal mine in the Galilee Basin, subject to the original draft conditions.
The Land Court of Queensland recommended Minister Lynham grant the Mining Lease and the Environmental Authority be issued for the Kevin’s Corner coal mine in the Galilee Basin, subject to the original draft conditions.
The GVK backed mine would inject billions of dollars into regional Queensland with 1800 construction jobs, 1600 operational and thousands more through indirect employment for the life of the mine.
The findings clearly recognise that both the Queensland and Commonwealth impact assessment frameworks are rigorous and appropriate.
In its decision, the Land Court had demonstrated the court system is starting to identify where activists’ claims have little or no basis other than to delay or attempt to jeopardise the project.
Once operational the mine would produce up to 30 million t of coal which provides the government with an extra AUS$168 million of royalties to the Budget annually or 2600 extra nurses or 3000 police officers or 3100 teachers.
The Queensland coal industry delivered AUS$32.7 billion dollars to the state’s economy last financial year while employing directly and indirectly 183 000 people.
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