Queensland plan to dump dredge spoil onshore ‘will not harm wetlands’

Deputy premier Jeff Seeney says despite conservation groups concerns, nationally significant wetland will be preserved

A controversial plan to dump dredge spoil onshore will not damage nationally significant wetland, Queenslands deputy premier, Jeff Seeney, says.

Three million cubic metres of dredged material linked to the expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal near Bowen in north Queensland was destined to be dumped in waters off the Great Barrier Reef.

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