OUR leaders are going through the motions following this week's tick of approval for Arrow.
"Great for the region" is the catch-cry - our federal MP even suggested it would be great for water quality.
But with final investment still unsure, we're wondering - what if we don't get it?
After three years in the LNG sun, Arrow's possible pull-out casts a shadow for Gladstone.
Council has already made its frantic last roll of the dice, demanding $72 million in social spending if Arrow goes ahead.
(Eventually, the state conditioned just $11.5 million.) The move followed bitter disappointment over what existing LNG projects committed.
It's not so different to Curtis Island worker action on Wednesday.
Undeniably on a good wicket - they withdrew labour over kitchen conditions in the camps.
And fair enough, if you're spending weeks at a time on and around a huge worksite, you want to be sure it's a healthy place to be.
You also want to know you're getting every last drop out of the opportunity, especially as it nears end.
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