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Kevin's Corner hearing starts

19 October, 2015

EDO Qld is representing conservation group Coast and Country, who, alongside other parties, will today begin a two-week hearing to raise two key concerns about GVK Hancock’s proposed Kevin's Corner mining project.

Statement from EDO Qld acting Principal Solicitor Andrew Kwan, presented to media at the front of Queensland's Land Court at 9.30am 19 October 2015:

We are here today because the proposed Kevin’s Corner coal mine project will have a range of significant environmental and community impacts that require close attention.

EDO Qld is representing conservation group Coast and Country, who, alongside other parties, will today begin a two-week hearing to raise two key concerns about GVK Hancock’s proposed mining project.

These are the irreversible groundwater impacts and knowing what the true economic costs and benefits of the project will be.

This hearing is part of the government’s normal assessment process, which allows the community to have their concerns heard and the project to undergo independent scrutiny against the law.

The State's natural resources belong to all Queenslanders and significant projects such as this need to closely consider all potential impacts given their serious, long-term lasting effects.

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