A new approach to expanding a key Queensland port is being hailed as another step towards opening mining in the Galilee Basin. The State Government wants dredge material from developing Abbot Point to be deposited back into the site to enhance the expansion and protect the reef, rather than dumping the spoil at sea. “We will now ask the Federal Environment Minister to fast-track approval of our strategy to ensure dredging … can begin on schedule,” Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney says.

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Source: State Government, The Australian