Senate debates

Monday, 11 November 2019

Motions

Wallarah 2 Coal Project

3:59 pm

Photo of Jonathon DuniamJonathon Duniam (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries) Share this | Hansard source

The Wallarah 2 Coal Project will produce up to five million tonnes of high quality thermal coal a year, creating over 1,100 direct and indirect jobs during construction and over 850 direct and indirect jobs during operations. The project has a 10 per cent Indigenous employment target, and its high-quality coal will provide affordable electricity for millions of people. The project was approved under the EPBC Act in January 2019. The approval requires a water management plan to be in place before mining. This project was assessed almost seven years ago.

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