Queensland candidates talk to concerned locals about mining

A number of candidates in the upcoming Queensland election have vowed to help fight mining developments.

Ipswich West and Lockyer candidates attended a meeting over the weekend to support Rosewood locals against coal and CSG developments.

The Rosewood District Protection Organisation want mining activity in Ebenezer, Bremer Valley and Mt Walker halted.

Spokesperson of the organisation told the meeting locals want help in opposing mining leases in the region.

"MDL4712 proposes an extension to Bremer View mine to make it bigger and more viable," Monseigneur said.

"We want an extinguishment of the mining leases to provide certainty; it's better for development and jobs."

Talking to The Star, One Nation Ipswich West candidate Chris Reynolds said they were concerned about multination companies coming in.

"We understand the impact on land, the impact on prices of people's properties, the traffic to mines, the pipelines crossing the land and of course the impact of the power stations," Reynolds said.

Meanwhile, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson also said she supported the group.

"Overall there should be no coal seam gas mining, no open cut mining," Hanson said.

Lockyer Katter candidate Dave Neuendorf said he supported locals, while Greens candidate for Lockyer Clare Rudkin said the only way to send a message about CSG was to vote for her party.

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