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Queensland govt clears Adani, GVK Oz projects

Queensland govt clears Adani, GVK Oz projects
Announcing the new deal with the two companies and the federal government, State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the deal would see dredge spoil dumped on land on the site known as T2, adjacent to the existing coal terminal, not on the Caley Valley wetlands or within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

"I've always said I support the responsible and sustainable development of the Galilee Basin and Abbot Point, and the agreement we've reached demonstrates that," Palaszczuk said.

"Today my Government sends a clear message: we can protect the Great Barrier Reef, and we can foster economic development and create jobs. "I am determined to deliver on my election commitments, and that includes no dumping of capital dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, no dumping of dredge material in the nationally-significant Caley Valley wetlands, and no taxpayer funding for capital dredging and the disposal of dredge spoil.”

“The Government will not proceed with the current approvals process. We will withdraw the applications and present a new application centred on the T2 site. T2 is the only remaining unallocated industrial land at the Port and the only responsible way to proceed with the Abbot Point development to ensure it is ready for future exports from the Galilee Basin,”Palaszczuk added.
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