Blueprint to bolster North West Minerals Province
It includes more than $30 million worth of measures including
The Palazsczuk Government strategy will also focus on luring more overseas investment, with an annual investor forum to be held in Townsville to support the region’s promotion.
The Queensland Resources Council said targeted incentives announced in today’s blueprint would encourage investment and deliver jobs for regional communities.
“The QRC commends the Palaszczuk government on its proactive and consultative approach by working with industry, local government, unions and the community to ensure all stakeholders were considered in mapping out this blueprint for the North West,” QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said.
Newly appointed Queensland Exploration Council chairman Brad John said it was pleasing to see the government announce an investor forum in Townsville, which recognised the significant level of economic activity that was driven out of the North West and the Port of Townsville.
State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the blueprint represented the combined efforts of government, industry and business stakeholders from across North West Queensland to facilitate a strong and prosperous future for the region.
He said the blueprint, underpinned by more than $39 million in the recent State Budget, was designed to build on existing measures including the Resources Development (Royalties) Policy and its incentives for major resources projects in the Galilee and Surat Basins as well as in the North West Minerals Province.
The Department of State Development will recruit staff to establish the new blueprint implementation team in Mount Isa and will host a North West Futures Forum in the region in late 2017.
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