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#GoQld efforts to keep the City of Mount Isa going

Thursday 23rd of February 2017 11:42:31 AM

The “oasis of the Outback” Mount Isa is lobbying for new mining, gas and water projects to protect the future of the city.

Glencore-owned Mount Isa Mines has detailed plans for a Black Rock $400 million super pit and processing plant in the heart of the city, opposite the existing smelter, in the town 1800km northwest of Brisbane.

To support the project and ensure long-term viability of Mount Isa, local state MP Robbie Katter is using his crossbench clout to push for a “royalty ramp up”.

Copper, lead, zinc and gold mining accounts for thousands of the jobs (about 70 per cent in total) in the state’s northwest minerals province – the richest in the world.

Locals fear that without a future in mining “The Isa” would become little more than a ghost town with a giant 2km-deep hole in the ground.

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