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Whitsunday Regional Council today resolved to make the State Government and all candidates for seats in Central and Northern Queensland aware of their opposition to the proposed multi-fuelMoray Power Station in the Galilee Basin State Development Area.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said Council does not support the Moray Power Station, Council supportsthe re-establishment of operations at the Collinsville Power Station.
“It is absurd for the State Government to propose a new Power Station in the Galilee Basin StateDevelopment Area, when the infrastructure already exists close by at the Collinsville PowerStation,” she said.
“The Collinsville Power Station also has existing infrastructure links to the Abbot Point StateDevelopment Area and could easily service the Galilee Basin State Development Area.
“It would be more efficient and cost effective for candidates and the State Government to makeuse of the infrastructure that is already in place rather than start a greenfield development at theMoray Power Station site.
“All candidates in Central and North Queensland and all proponents for the Galilee Basin andAbbot Point developments should back Council’s proposal to re-establish operations at theCollinsville Power Station,” she said.
Mayor Whitney said Council have been advocating with the State and Federal Government for the establishment of a base load power station at Collinsville for some time.
“The establishment of a base load power station at Collinsville is one of the seven key priorities of Council’s Corporate Plan, Whitsunday 2020, released by Council last year and advocated andpromoted widely.”
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