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Terri Irwin happy to work with Clive Palmer on dino park

Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin will help open the Palmersaurus theme park at the Palmer Coolum Resort in December.
Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin will help open the Palmersaurus theme park at the Palmer Coolum Resort in December. John McCutcheon

WILDLIFE warrior Terri Irwin and mining magnate Clive Palmer may seem like an unlikely alliance.

However, they say they both have the same interests at heart.

Mrs Irwin and her children Bindi and Robert will help launch the Palmersaurus dinosaur park at Palmer Coolum Resort on December 16.

Mrs Irwin recently failed in her bid to halt a bauxite mine inside the wildlife reserve named after her late husband Steve.

She opposed the Cape Alumina Pisolite Hills project on environmental concerns. But that did not mean she was "anti-mining", just "against mining everything".

Mr Palmer's Waratah Coal recently received state approval for its $6.4 billion rail and mining project in the Galilee Basin, west of Rockhampton.

The project will mine part of the 8000-hectare Bimblebox Nature Reserve.

Mrs Irwin said she was not against the mining industry as a whole or Mr Palmer's projects, but felt passionately about protecting the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve.

She said she and Mr Palmer shared a passion for reinvigorating the Coast tourism industry and was happy to be working with him.

"I am interested in working with Clive to improve tourism potential on the Sunshine Coast," she said.

"I invited him to visit Australia Zoo with his family to see what we were doing for the Coast regarding tourism.

"I always think our region has the opportunity of being more successful by working together."

Mr Palmer described the Irwin family as "inspirational" and said they shared environmental ideologies.

"I admire Terri Irwin's courage through adversity and how she has brought up her family and employed so many people on the Sunshine Coast,'' he said.

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