Jobs in Queensland are soon to be given a boost, thanks to a new coal mine that is set to be built in the area.
Estimates suggest that 400 jobs could be created when Carabella Resources begins its Grosvenor West development project, which is to be completed west of Moranbah.
As Mining Australia reports, the company has not yet finalised its power, rail, water and port services – although rumours suggest the company is hoping to access part of the planned Abbot Point coal terminal expansion.
Before the project can get underway, an environmental impact study will need to be carried out for the Queensland government.
The company hopes that all approvals will have been granted by this stage and that construction will then be able to begin.
It was announced in recent days by the state government that uranium mining is to be revived in Queensland for the first time in 30 years.
Premier Campbell Newman said that such projects would bring a host of benefits to the region, including strength for the local economy and greater availability of jobs for local people.