Article – Govt to release northern Australia paper

5 June 2014
Australian Associated Press
The federal government will next week release a blueprint for the development of northern Australia.
The coalition at the 2013 election promised to produce a white paper on the issue within 12 months of taking office.
In the lead-up to this, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss will release a green paper for public discussion in Townsville next Tuesday.
“We will be looking at the broader opportunities for development in northern Australia,” Mr Truss told parliament on Thursday.
Mr Truss will on the same day release a feasibility study into a baseload power station in the Pentland area west of Townsville.
The study, involving Guildford Coal Ltd and Mackay Sugar Ltd, was initiated in April 2013 by the Labor government.
The government’s northern Australia policy review is aimed at doubling Australia’s agricultural output and growing tourism and energy exports.
Initial work has involved the premiers of Queensland and Western Australia and the chief minister of the Northern Territory.
Courtesy of Australian Associated Press

Popular Posts

Beetaloo Basin a key element of the gas-fired recovery
Diggers & Dealers 2020: Gina Rinehart breaks new ground again as first woman to claim forum’s highest honour
Rinehart’s historic win headlines Diggers and Dealers awards
ANDEV endorses the IPA submission. The current draft legislation if enacted would add time consuming and costly regulation for all parties involved in the mining sector.
Budget invests more than $4 billion into northern Australia
2020-21 Budget backs water reforms, northern Australia and gas to support Australia’s economic recovery and jobs
Integration roadmap for Top End grain
WA’s nickel, iron ore sectors drive record job growth