The proponent of a coal mine at Colton, north of Maryborough, says it wants to work with the community on a proposal submitted to the Queensland Government.
Northern Energy Corporation is seeking State Government approval to mine more than 500,000 tonnes of coking coal per year at the Colton mine.
Managing director Keith Barker says the company will address the social and environmental issues of the project at community meeting’s today and tomorrow.
He says he is keen to listen to community input.
“We’re certainly looking to work with the community on this project. We’ll be intending to recruit locally to utilise local services as much as we can to build a relationship with people in the area,” he said.
“[The meetings] will allow us to provide more details to the community as to what we’re proposing and for us as a team to understand any issues that the community might have. We’ll be looking to answer questions they might have and also to take on any feedback that people provide us with.”