John Dalton speaking at the KCCG AGM in October last year.
John Dalton speaking at the KCCG AGM in October last year. Katherine Morris

KCCG meets with office of the coordinator general on mine

THE Kingaroy Concerned Citizens Group met with the office of the coordinator-general on Sunday to discuss the Kingaroy mine proposal.

KCCG spokesman John Dalton said it was a lengthy and productive meeting.

"We disagreed on a lot of things but it was a pretty good day,” he said.

Mr Dalton said the assistant coordinator-general briefed the group on the likely timeline and details involved in the Environmental Impact Statement process, the involvement of the office in the community consultation process and the support available to the Kingaroy community in understanding the complex issues with the EIS.

"We were pleased with the lengthy and very detailed meeting, it was clear that the visiting team understood the issues of most concern about the mine and many of these were discussed as a part of the conversation,” he said.

"We were particularly heartened by the commitment given to support the community with follow-up meetings on specific issues and also to find the means to assist the community to understand and respond to the complex and time-consuming issues of an EIS.

"Details of this support will evolve over the next weeks.”

Mr Dalton said the group had plans for the year to get the community involved in the campaign against the mine in different ways.

Moreton Resources has plans for a coal mine 4km outside of Kingaroy.