Opinion

Arrow gets the tick, but what if we don’t get it?

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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