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Concerns ignored, landholders say

John Burnett says the government must demonstrate clear leadership for the future.
John Burnett says the government must demonstrate clear leadership for the future.

LANDHOLDERS feel their concerns about planning for the Galilee Basin have fallen on deaf ears.

The steering committee of landholder group Corridor to Coast - Galilee Network who met Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney in Moranbah last week, feels pleas for the State Government to reconsider poor planning on new railway lines went unheeded.

C2C spokeswoman Dyan Hughes said the group was told that as mining proponents were spending their own money, the government could not interfere with their commercial practices.

However, Mr Seeney said the Newman government had declared there would only be two rail corridors, not six as previously planned by the Labor State Government - one travelling east-west and one north-south.

"It's a cop out," Ms Hughes said.

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