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Whitsunday Regional Council has today resolved to provide comment on an application for the Material Change of Use (MCU) of Premises for Port Facilities (Terminal 0 Project – Phase 1) in the Abbot Point State Development Area (APSDA).
Mayor Jenny Whitney said that Council had been nominated as a referral entity by the Coordinator-General to provide a submission addressing the impact of the proposed development.
“The MCU application has been considered against the relevant provisions of the Abbot Point State Development Area Development Scheme 2014 and Council is satisfied that the proposal addresses the assessment criteria of the Scheme,” Mayor Whitney said.
“Council has included suggested conditions of approval for consideration by the Coordinator General,” she said.
The conditions include:
•The capacity of Terminal 0 Project – Phase 1 is not to exceed a throughput of 40 Mtpa (Million tonnes per annum) of coal and any further expansion is subject to the approvalof the assessment manager;•The approval should consider the impact of any workers accommodation located in the existing urban areas of the Bowen township; and•The approval should consider entering into agreements with Council to facilitate a water supply network from Council’s current infrastructure networks.
Council also prepared the following note:
•Council, in conjunction with North Queensland Bulk Port Corporation, have been undertaking projects to manage the impacts of pests (feral pigs) on the Caley Valley Wetland and within the Abbot Point Port SDA; Council would appreciate the coordination of these projects with the proposal for the Terminal 0 Project – Phase 1.
Whitsunday Regional Council’s Corporate Plan sets out strategic priorities for focussing on economic development including advocating for the continued development of the Port of Abbot Point and the Abbot Point State Development Area.