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New Mine ‘To Boost QLD Economy’

By David Bell

Benefits could be brought to the wider Queensland economy as a new mine was officially opened earlier this week.

State premier Campbell Newman unveiled the gold, silver and copper mine at Mt Carlton, which he explained would provide 135 full-time positions during the production stages.

Not only this, he claimed that it would provide an economic boost to the wider state.

Mr Newman commented: "The LNP has identified the resources sector as a key pillar of the Queensland economy and this mine demonstrates how resource developments can drive economic prosperity for our regions."

He said that an increasing number of resources companies are showing an interest in doing business in Queensland, which will no doubt come as welcome news to anyone who wants to sell property in Rockhampton and other areas.

The premier explained that he hopes that Evolution – the company behind the mine – will expand the lifespan of this project, as well as show an interest in other sites across Queensland.

Rockhampton already has its share of mining projects, with many of them centred Galilee Basin located west of the city, where exploration of shale oil, conventional oil and coal seam gas is currently underway.

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