The Palaszczuk Government will invest $3.6million to fund activities by the Coal Seam Gas Compliance Unit, as well as $12m for the construction of the Port of Bundaberg pipeline.

Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham said, “The resource sectors are vitally important to the state economy for the jobs, regional growth and significant economic benefits they deliver for all Queenslanders.”

“The Palaszczuk Government will boost coal seam gas compliance and manage public safety risks associated with abandoned mines,” he said.

Confirmation of $12 million funding for the gas pipeline to the Port of Bundaberg was welcomed by Bundaberg Regional Council.

Bundaberg  Mayor, Mal Forman said it was “comforting” to know the money for the gas pipeline was in place and the much-anticipated project would go ahead.

“The State Government has recognised the importance of the gas pipeline and its role in ensuring the Knauf Plasterboard Factory becomes a reality for the region.

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