Migrant Workers Could Help Queensland Mining Projects

MIGRANT workers could help boost the delivery of gas projects in towns like Gladstone, in Queensland, under new plans by the federal Labor government.

Population minister and internal Labor debating instructor Tony Burke told The Courier Mail the government plans to rely on a boost in the number of temporary skilled migrants for booming coal seam gas projects in Queensland. He added the government would intervene local zoning laws in outer Brisbane to reduce traffic congestion, and try to encourage more businesses to quit the CBD, for the suburbs.

Mr Burke described the decision as part of a “sustainable population” policy to be released closer to the Budget.

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Victorian State Government Offloads More Inner-City Property

Victorian Premier John BrumbyTHE State Government is continuing to offload prime located development sites around freeway edges and wedges.

The latest listing, by the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance, is at 12 – 62 Cook Street, Port Melbourne, abutting the West Gate Freeway, on the city-side between Todd Road and Salmon Street.

The 3.1 hectare site is perhaps most recognized as being the VicRoads Westgate Training and Conference Centre.

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