Budget shows gas underpinning growth in Queensland

INCREASED royalties from LNG added to a large coal windfall to help the Queensland government sustain a $1.5 billion surplus in 2017-18, which is three times higher than had been predicted a year ago.

Budget shows gas underpinning growth in Queensland Budget shows gas underpinning growth in Queensland Budget shows gas underpinning growth in Queensland Budget shows gas underpinning growth in Queensland Budget shows gas underpinning growth in Queensland

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

This week's state budget also predicted an increasing contribution from the gas sector in forward estimates, with a total of $1.