OPPOSED: David Littleproud MP told Sky News he was opposed to the proposed Kingaroy coal mine.
OPPOSED: David Littleproud MP told Sky News he was opposed to the proposed Kingaroy coal mine. Nev Madsen

'It's not the right place': DLP on Kingaroy coal mine

MARANOA member David Littleproud has expressed his opposition to the proposed Kingaroy coal mine.

In a recent interview with Sky News the Agricultural minister said he did not support the coal application for the site on the outskirts of Kingaroy.

"I don't support it, it's not the right place," Mr Littleproud said.

"There's a right place for coal mining, or mining of any description, but not on prime agricultural land."

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Mr Littleproud said it was possible for mining and agricultural projects to co-exist in a scientific-based way.

"There is great examples of where the mining industry has worked collaboratively with the agricultural industry to make sure that we can extract the resources required as well as get the agricultural outcomes as well as environmental outcomes," he said.

This comes after researchers from the Australian Institute reported the coal project should be rejected by policy makers on economic grounds, earlier this month.

The researchers reported the project was unlikely to be viable by facing huge barriers in getting the coal to the market and would adversely impact key local industries.