Seeney: One-stop environment shop a boon to state's mines
A ONE-STOP shop for federal environmental approvals will simplify the process for mining and tourism developments in Queensland, Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney told parliament.
He said the election result on the weekend meant the Queensland Government was no longer beholden to a "radical green agenda which seeks to close down the coal industry so important to Queensland's development, close down the CSG industry, stymie future uranium mining, close our ports and restrict appropriate tourism facilities in areas of wonderful natural beauty".
"Major mining and tourism developments have been integral to the growth of our state for decades," he said.
"They have developed our natural resources for the benefit of all Queenslanders, providing the investment, the jobs and the economic growth that have made Queensland the envy of the nation.
"For too long investment decisions have been delayed, and in some cases deferred altogether, because of the multiple layers of bureaucracy with which project proponents have been confronted."