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Norwich Park

Statement by QRC Chief Executive, Michael Roche.

The cessation of production at BMA’s Norwich Park coal mine is clearly a concerning development for the affected workers, their families and the Dysart community.

It will also come at a significant cost to the state budget through potentially tens of millions of dollars in foregone royalties.

The situation at this Bowen Basin mine is a salutary reminder to politicians, employees, communities and a multitude of interest groups that it is simply not possible to keep loading more and more costs onto mining operations without consequences.

It is also a stark example of the lasting legacy for the state’s coal mines of the 2010-11 wet season.

Media contact: Jim Devine (07) 3295 9560