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Critical Minerals Queensland

Critical Minerals Queensland (CMQ) is a dedicated office that facilitates progress and unlocks potential to accelerate the critical minerals industry in Queensland. Based in Townsville, it is a central point for industry, investors and the community to engage with the Queensland Government about critical minerals.

The Queensland critical minerals strategy was released on 27 June 2023. The strategy sets out industry-enabling actions that CMQ will lead, including:

  • establishing place-based critical minerals zones
  • partnering with industry to build ESG excellence
  • exploring remaining mineralisation in mine waste
  • reducing rents for mineral exploration permits to $0 for 5 years.

Contact us by email criticalminerals@resources.qld.gov.au.

You can also learn more more about critical minerals investment in Queensland.

Last updated
04 August 2023
Last reviewed
21 February 2023