The four person panel includes Mackay Regional Council mayor Deirdre Comerford and Isaac Regional Council mayor Anne Baker. They'll review FIFO practices.
The four person panel includes Mackay Regional Council mayor Deirdre Comerford and Isaac Regional Council mayor Anne Baker. They'll review FIFO practices. Contributed

Mackay and Isaac mayors form part of FIFO review panel

A PANEL of resource community and sector leaders will look into the impact of Queensland's existing 100% Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) mines near regional communities.

The four-person panel is chaired by Gladstone senior business leader Leo Zussino. 

Other panel members include Mackay Regional Council mayor Deirdre Comerford, Isaac Regional Council mayor Anne Baker and Queensland Exploration Council chairman Dr Geoff Dickie. 

State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the Government was fulfilling its election commitment to introduce choice for workers to live in the resource communities near to where they work.

"Whether you live in Moranbah or Mackay or Moura, or in any resource community, you should have the opportunity to work there or at least nearby," he said.

The review will consider the current use of FIFO across Queensland and make recommendations to Government about the best way forward to address issues with up to 100 per cent FIFO arrangements and ensure strong and sustainable resource and regional communities.


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