11 Jan 2014

Qld seeks comment on northern farm project

1:17 pm on 11 January 2014

The state government in Queensland has called for public comment on a proposed agriculture project that would be bigger than Luxembourg and Liechtenstein combined.

AAP reports the Etheridge integrated agricultural project in north Queensland will include about 325,000 hectares of grazing land, crops, water storage and infrastructure.

Deputy premier Jeff Seeney said on Saturday it would produce sugar and guar for Asian markets. Longer-term plans could potentially include a sugar mill, a meat processing plant, aquaculture and renewable energy facilities.

Members of the public have until 10 February to comment on draft terms of reference of an the environmental impact statement.