WELL – BALANCED PLANNING
Inter-Port Global (I-PG) is committed to delivering an ecologically sustainable project that will have built-in priorities and actions to balance environmental, social and economic needs of all participating communities and QLD in general.
In the past, environmental and socio-economic goals have often been pursued in isolation, but I-PG is deeply committed to the principles of sustainable development.
Inter-Port Global recognises that the long-term well-being of the LGA’s within the development zone depends as much on the promotion of a strong, vibrant society and the ongoing nurturing of its environment, as it does on the pursuit of economic development.
Not only is it apparent that these issues cannot be separated, it is equally clear that more successful outcomes can be realised through approaching the development holistically. To that end, and to complement other strategies, Inter-Port Global will include in the EIS the Principles of Ecological Sustainability.
From the outset, it is planned to include extensive environmental, cultural, social and economic offsetting to ensure the project enriches the involved communities.
REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT GENERATING REGIONS.
The Inter-Port Global plan advocates and advances the Queensland Governments decentralisation and regional employment strategic planning objectives. The combined operations of the I-PG development component projects will collectively drive economic activity throughout several regional areas of QLD.
Additionally, there will be substantial improvements to both the social and environmental fabric of the involved regions.
Principal among these improvements will be major increases in employment opportunities both directly and indirectly, increased opportunities for primary and secondary investment across all sectors, sustainable population growth, major environmental improvements through carbon reduction that will result from road to rail as well as a number of environmental protection initiatives.
Substantial improvements can be expected in air and water quality in regional areas through wide-spread rehabilitation of presently degraded landscapes. This program of environmental works will be extensive and far-reaching and result in the creation of habitat corridors to link presently isolated remnants of vegetation, the rejuvenation of wetlands and watercourses and a number of other initiatives of biodiversity.