UPHILL BATTLE: Long-serving volunteer and former manager Ted Mitchell says it is imperative the revived Rattler go all the way to Imbil within 12 months of becoming operational again.
UPHILL BATTLE: Long-serving volunteer and former manager Ted Mitchell says it is imperative the revived Rattler go all the way to Imbil within 12 months of becoming operational again. Craig Warhurst

Letters: The facts on the Rattler

Letters: IT'S important that people interested in the future of the Mary Valley Rattler know all the facts.

Department of State Development officials are continuing to work with the operators to put the Rattler on a firmer financial footing with a solid and sustainable business plan.

The previous LNP Government made a lot of noise about allocating money to the Rattler, but their funds were always conditional on a business plan.

The Palaszczuk Government has just brought down a budget that is responsible and that recognises the importance of the regions.

We are going to continue to apply those principles to all of our financial decisions.

My government will continue to work with the Rattler Railway Company to develop a robust business plan, and establish future options for its long term viability.

Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines,

Dr Anthony Lynham.

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