Boost for north-west Queensland Mineral Province

Miners in north Queensland will be given millions of dollars in discounts on freight charges in a win for the state’s resources industry.

The Brisbane Times is reporting that Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad said the $80 million scheme would boost mineral exports from the state’s north-west.

The State Government had also promised $30 million for construction of a new freight terminal at the Townsville port, with another $18 million to come from the Port of Townsville.

It comes after a $350 million commitment to upgrade the Mount Isa rail line over the next five years.

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