Abbot Pt project 'at risk' if it misses dredging window
IF THE expansion of Abbot Point terminal does not go ahead, people in Mackay will miss out on jobs.
MAIN general manager Julie Boyd made the comment after an article in the Australian Financial Review said the expansion was in doubt.
According to the AFR, Adani chief executive officer Sandeep Mehta told Queensland's Environment Minister there was "a real risk the project will not proceed" if dredging did not occur between March 1 and June 30 next year, according to documents filed with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
"Adani will also suffer at least one year's worth of losses associated with not having cargo moving through the export port," Mr Mehta said in an affidavit.
The company's multi-billion dollar Carmichael Coal Project was approved by the Queensland Co-ordinator General in May.
Ms Boyd said Mackay would suffer without the terminal expansion.
"In terms of Mackay we would miss out on the jobs," she said.