LNP plans incremental growth for Abbot Point

Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
The Honourable Jeff Seeney

LNP plans incremental growth for Abbot Point

Development of terminals T0, T2 and T3 at Abbot Point would provide a huge increase in Queensland’s coal export capacity, Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said today.

Mr Seeney told State Parliament current export capacity was around 200 million tonnes annually.

An additional 160 tonnes capacity would be added through the T0-T3 expansion at Abbot Point.

“We will be working hard to obtain the remaining approvals for the T0-T3 developments,” the Deputy Premier said.

“We will be discussing with industry what additional capacity is needed beyond that.

“A measured, incremental, staged approach to development at Abbot Point will provide a better growth solution for Bowen and Galilee Basin miners and the region’s communities.

“Our approach to expansion of infrastructure at Abbot Point is a more practical, more realistic, more sensible and more deliverable pla n than the unrealistic and undeliverable proposals from the former, failed Bligh Government.”

“The Newman Government will provide greater development certainty which takes into consideration the short and long-term needs of industry,” Mr Seeney said.

The Deputy Premier said the Port of Abbot Point was an important strategic asset for the state and its successful future expansion would play a key role in Queensland’s economic development.

State News

Queensland’s social housing shame unveiled

The Opposition is demanding the Queensland Government explain why it has spent less on social housing than any other State or Territory, for the second year in a row, this is truly Queensland’s social housing shame.

The damning findings were revealed in a Productivity Commission report this week.

Read More »
State News

Palaszczuk Government must put a stop to its patients’ tax

The Palaszczuk Government’s new Patients’ Tax will add further pressure to the Health Crisis and Queenslanders struggling with the cost of living.

The Treasurer’s new tax was dropped on the eve of Christmas without any consultation or modelling when the Queensland Revenue Office unveiled a new public ruling.

Read More »
State News

Palaszczuk Government’s integrity fail

On the eve of 200 days since the Coaldrake Review Recommendations were handed down, the Opposition is demanding the Palaszczuk Government explain why it has failed to implement key integrity measures.

Read More »