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Delays to Carmichael Project frustrate industry sector

23-May-2017

Statement from Resource Industry Network

Resource Industry Network and its members are frustrated that the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine will again be further delayed, this time because of the Queensland Government’s inability to reach a decision.

The Carmichael Project stands to bring billions of dollars in investment to our regions as well as thousands of jobs not just in the construction and operation of the mine but in the flow on benefits in other sectors.

Mackay’s own highly skilled METS sector is poised ready to service the mine and its associated rail and port facilities.

This is a small investment by the state government for what will ultimately mean thousands of jobs, economic growth and future investment in not just our region but throughout Queensland.

We encourage all parties to come to the table and reach agreement on any outstanding matters so that all Queenslanders can benefit from the potential that the Galilee Basin has to offer.

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