10 Aug 2012

Ultimatum issued to mining company

5:25 am on 10 August 2012

Western Downs Council in southern Queensland council says it will allow Xstrata Coal to develop a coal mine only if it funds $A100 million worth of projects in the district.

The ABC reports Xstrata is seeking state approval to develop what would be the biggest open-cut coal mine in the southern hemisphere at Wandoan.

Mayor Ray Brown said it will have an enormous impact on the community and the company must pay.