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

    Government welcomes Galilee co-operation

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

    Tuesday, July 03, 2012

    Government welcomes Galilee co-operation

    The Newman Government has welcomed the announcement by Adani and QR National that they will work together on an integrated east-west rail proposal for the Galilee Basin.

    Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said this co-operative approach was exactly what the Government had sought, following extensive negotiations with all proponents of mine and rail developments in the region.
     
    “By declaring two rail corridors for future mines in the Galilee Basin we hoped to facilitate this sort of progress,” Mr Seeney said.
     
    “Adani and QR National’s decision to jointly evaluate an integrated rail project and accelerate work into the feasibility stage is good news for the companies and the state.
     
    “We’re pleased to see such progress on future investment into the untapped Galilee coal resources.
     
    “We agree with both companies that an integrated solution could provide an efficient and effective supply chain.”
     
    Mr Seeney said the State Government would continue to work with all mining companies and rail proponents to progress development in the Galilee Basin which would be of great benefit to the region, the state and the nation.

    [ENDS] 3 July 2012

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