Push to fast-track Queensland mines


THE Queensland Government has been urged to fast-track mining projects that promise to create 12,000 jobs and pump more than $24 billion into the state's economy.

The Courier-Mail is reporting the Queensland Resources Council has released a wish-list of projects that it wants the government to expedite approvals for including six major coal projects in the Galilee Basin that together will create almost 10,000 jobs.

The QRC also wants a start on other major coal projects including New Acland Stage 3 that is set to create 487 jobs, South32’s Eagle Downs (500 jobs), Winchester South Whitehaven (450 jobs) and Olive Downs (1000 jobs).

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