Message from the Premier of Queensland
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Queensland and Energy Mines and Money 2020.
My Government recognises the importance of investment into resources and energy projects to the Queensland and global economy and is pleased to support Energy Mines and Money 2020 and the role this event plays in bringing together investors and investment opportunities in the resources and energy sectors.
With a long history of base and precious metals mining, globally significant coal and LNG industries, Queensland has a track record of investment success in the exploration for, and development of, resources and energy projects.
My Government has ensured Queensland remains an attractive destination for resources and energy investment by delivering the exploration and production approvals required to underpin investment in the sector. Since election in 2015, my Government has granted:
- more than 276 mining leases for minerals and coal – making around 1700 km² more land in Queensland available for resource development investments
- 64 petroleum leases – providing for new petroleum gas and liquid production investments over more than 8000 km² allowing the field development investments needed to sustain Queensland’s gas industry.
Access to land for exploration continues in Queensland. Since 2015, the Queensland Government has granted more than 1200 exploration permits for minerals and coal, covering around 180,000 km² and 52 Authorities to Prospect for petroleum covering around
With opportunities in base and precious metals, coal, technology minerals, minerals processing, petroleum, renewables and infrastructure to be explored, I wish everyone a successful and rewarding conference.
Your interest and investment in Queensland are welcome.
ANNASTACIA PALASZCZUK MP
PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND
MINISTER FOR TRADE