Council thrilled to see QPM get Australian Government approval for Lansdown TECH Project

Date published: 4 November 2022

The development of the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct has achieved yet another key milestone, with Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) securing Australian Government approval, under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999, to construct and operate the Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) Project.

This announcement comes on the back of last month’s exciting news that US automotive giant General Motors plan to invest up to US$69m ($108m) in QPM to develop the TECH project at the Lansdown site, 40km outside of Townsville.

“QPM getting written EPBC Act approval from the department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water to construct and operate the TECH project is another huge boost for Council’s Lansdown precinct,” Mayor Hill said.

“This announcement is another affirmation of Council’s vision to create Australia’s leading eco-industrial precinct at Lansdown.

“Our job as a council is to progress with enabling infrastructure works at Lansdown so QPM and other tenants can start turning the sod on their projects as soon as possible.”