Steel plant powers on with EIS

STATE development land in Yarwun has been opened up to allow ground testing for a $6 billion steel project.

Surveyors for the Euroa Steel Plant Project are required to undertake soil testing as part of the Environmental Impact Statement required through the State Government.

The previous Newman Government wanted a $5 million land deposit for surveyors to access the area, a move the owners thought was unusual at the time.

And so with not enough funds to go ahead and foreign investment still awaiting approval, the work on the Environmental Impact Statement had stalled last year.

Gladstone MP Glenn Butcher said the project was now powering ahead after he had spoken with the development minister's office.

"That hurdle has been knocked straight down," he said.

"We removed it and they were given the go-ahead with the EIS."

Topics:  steel plant yarwun

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

South West Hospital welcomes doctors

WELCOME TO THE TEAM: Dr Talia Trigger will be starting in Surat in April.

Two new doctors will be joining the South West Hospital team.

How's the serenity? Coal battle blasts off

High-profile barrister Saul Holt QC, in red tie, is appearing for Oakey Coal Action Alliance, one of three defendants in the case New Acland has brought.

Comedy classic collides with New Acland coal battle

Vegetation laws strike at heart of southwest

MULGA FEED: Cattle munch on Murweh mulga. Property owners are concerned about what the changes will mean for cattle production in the southwest.

Controversial vegetation management laws were reintroduced.

Local Partners