To be attributed to Mr Darren Yeates, CEO of GVK Hancock: 

“We welcome the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s decision to grant permits to dispose of dredge spoil at a deep water location off shore at Abbot Point, subject to strict environmental conditions.” 

“The granting of approval by the Authority charged with protecting the Great Barrier Reef is evidence of just how thorough this environmental approvals process has been.” 

“We have full confidence in the ability of North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation to carry out the Abbot Point Port development within the prescribed conditions set by all regulatory bodies.” 

“This is a significant milestone in developing our Galilee Basin coal projects, which represent the creation of over 20,000 direct and indirect jobs and over $40 billion in taxes and royalties.” 


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