The council has joined the fight to save plans for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine project according to a recent press release.
Charters Towers Regional Council has joined the chorus of disappointment following the decision to delay the environmental approval of Adani’s $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine and rail project.
The issue has fired up Mayor Frank Beveridge who said the situation must be dealt with by the Federal Government as a priority.
“Adani’s proposed Carmichael mine, rail and port project has the potential to deliver many benefits to the local Charters Towers region, the wider region as well as the Queensland and national economies,” Cr Beveridge said.
“It is for this reason that this Council has thrown its weight behind an online petition that calls for action against these legal loopholes and get this vital project back on track.”
Cr Beveridge has called on residents to show their support for development in the Charters Towers region by showing support for the Adani project. He said this can be done by signing the online petition that calls for governments to have a system that supports jobs and investments.
The petition can be accessed online at this address: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/take-action-against-legal-loopholes