Rix’s Creek Extension Project: Submission

by Rod Campbell

The economic assessment of the Rix’s Creek Extension Project, written by consultants KPMG, heavily overstates the benefits of the project while largely ignoring potential costs.

Key flaws are:

  • High coal prices.
  • Unorthodox treatment of wages.
  • Assumption that most external costs are fully offset or mitigated, with no consideration of risk around these impacts.
  • Minimal detail provided on economic impact assessment.

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