Public can now comment on expansion of two mines

MINE extensions planned for north of Moranbah in Central Queensland are now open for public comment.

Although BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance shelved plans for its enormous Red Hill underground mine, it is pushing ahead with its government application for the site so it can expand two nearby operations.

It plans to extend parts of both Broadmeadow underground mine and Goonyella Riverside.

The environmental impact reports for these plans are now available for discussion.

BMA's plans for Red Hill remain on hold, but the project is slowly being put through state approvals to give the mining giant the capacity to act on it when market conditions improve.

If Red Hill was to go ahead, it would deliver 2000 construction jobs and 1500 once operations began.

The project was given priority by Queensland Coordinator-General Barry Broe on June 17.

Detail of the project can be found at http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/redhill.

Public consultation ends on August 12.


CRIME WRAP: Stolen car fire sparks police investigation

Premium Content CRIME WRAP: Stolen car fire sparks police investigation

A STOLEN car is at the centre of the Granite Belt fire, which has left police...

Labor commits to ‘second Bruce Highway’

Premium Content Labor commits to ‘second Bruce Highway’

Queensland Election 2020 : Labor commits to ‘second Bruce Highway’

Mayor gives apology after ‘swearing about’ SDRC councillor

Premium Content Mayor gives apology after ‘swearing about’ SDRC councillor

The apology follows a months-long investigation into the incident. DETAILS HERE:...