Adani Mining has told The Financial Review it wants to build a new town in Queensland to house workers for its Carmichael mine, but the company faces opposition from the local council.
The Courier-Mail reports the project would be the first mining town built in QLD since the early 1980s, but the Isaac Council would "prefer" not to have it.
Isaac Council mayor Anne Bell told the Courier-Mail the council would prefer to have Clermont used as a base for the mine.
Adani says a 6,000 strong construction workforce will be needed for Carmichael, and while a fly-in fly-out camp will be constructed initially the accommodation could evolve into a new township.
After construction Carmichael is expected to employ around 3,000 people.
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