New mining laws: no more nicking off

The future of the Townsville's Yabulu nickel refinery is on shaky ground but new environmental protection laws will ensure that no mess is left behind. The State Government will introduce new laws to prevent businesses from leaving taxpayers with costly environmental clean-up … [Read more...]

More benefits set to come from Free Trade Agreements

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As the calendars switched over to 2016, a new series of tariff cuts came into effect which will bring a lot of benefits to regional workers. While some of the benefits were already when the deal was struck before Christmas, now local companies can really take advantage of new trade opportunities … [Read more...]

Council supports Minister’s decision to approve Abbott Point developments

Environment Minister: gives the green light to Abbot Point dredging, but with strict conditions.

The Whitsunday Regional Council has clapped its support for the Federal Government approval of the Abbot Point Growth Gateway Project, which was given the green light by Minister for the the Environment. Whitsunday Mayor, Jenny Whitney, says that the project is a major piece of development that … [Read more...]