The Queensland Resources Council has said there could be no more hold ups, no more delays and no more excuses for the New Hope mine.
Queensland Resources Council said the exploration project would be an important new addition to Queensland’s coal industry.
Exploration potential within Queensland must be developed with new incentives, given the importance of the resources sector to the state and national economy.
Queensland mining companies will reconsider and prioritise reliability in their E&P partners for multi-million dollar contracts.
The QRC has said that a long shadow has been cast over the fellow mining communities of Oakey and Toowoomba by the drawn-out saga over approvals for the New Hope Stage Three expansion.
QRC has stated that Parliament should show its support for resources jobs by voting down the Greens’ Mineral Resources Amendment Bill 2018, which would outlaw mining in the Galilee Basin.
“It’s disappointing to see any business give in to bullying tactics from activists, many of who are acting illegally to disrupt lives and businesses,” says QRC.
QRC said the safety reset was an agreed approach between the Queensland government, industry and unions following fatalities at mines and quarries over the last 12 months.
The QRC is urging the federal government to extend the laws to cover mining-related businesses and infrastructure
Mentoring them in the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy activity were experts in the field from New Hope’s New Acland opencast coal mine.