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Whitsunday Regional Council has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that the Abbot Point Growth Gateway Project has been approved by the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment.
Mayor Jennifer Whitney said the continued development of the Abbot Point was critical to the future growth and prosperity of the Whitsunday Region.
“Abbot Point is a fantastic asset for our region, and I’m very pleased that Minister Hunt has recognised the project’s potential in terms of economic development, job creation and growth in the Whitsunday Region,” Mayor Whitney said.
“It is also pleasing to see that the Federal Government has achieved a balance between economic development and environmental conservation and attached various conditions to the project approval,” she said.
Mayor Whitney said Council has formally supported the Abbot Point development since April 2013, when Councillors unanimously supported her motion to support the development.
“We have worked tremendously hard since 2013 to demonstrate our support for this project and advocate for its development to government, industry and the broader community,” she said.
Further information on the Abbot Point Growth Gateway Project can be obtained from the Queensland Department of State Development’s website.