Mining boom expected to place strain on infrastructure  

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The ABC has a report on the impact of the coal seam gas boom in Queensland - Mining boom expected to place strain on infrastructure.

A central Queensland council says it will have to boost local infrastructure to meet the needs of an expected mining boom over the next decade.

The Queensland Resources Council estimates more than 18,000 new jobs will be created in the coal seam, gas and LNG industries and another 23,000 in the minerals sector by 2020.

Mayor of the Rockhampton Regional Council Brad Carter says local infrastructure needs to be improved to cater for an influx of workers.

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