$500m Mount Isa rail plan in Queensland budget

Derek Barry
By Derek Barry
Updated June 10 2019 - 12:05am, first published June 9 2019 - 4:53am
The state government is improving spending on the Mount Isa rail line, decreasing access charges and building a new container port at Townsville to support the North West Minerals Province.

The Queensland government says a half a billion dollar plan to reduce access charges and build a new container port in Townsville will boost mineral freight exports on the Mount Isa railway line.

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Derek Barry

Derek Barry

Editor, the North West Star

Editor of the North West Star Mount Isa since January 2016. Prior to that, an editor at several regional southern Queensland newspapers. Passionate about telling local stories. Comes with a strange accent to due an Irish accident of birth.