Protesters have confronted Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney about coal port developments during a visit to central Queensland.
Mr Seeney is in Yeppoon, north-east of Rockhampton, to open a new cyclone shelter.
A group of people waving placards waited outside the Yeppoon High School to voice concerns about Xstrata's proposed Balaclava Island terminal on the mouth of the Fitzroy River.
Ginny Gerlach, from the Keppel And Fitzroy Delta Alliance, says residents are concerned about the large number of projects being fast-tracked by the Queensland Government.
"Everybody's starting to feel very overwhelmed and feeling like they're being pushed very rapidly down a funnel that's leading them to port developments as the over arching economic driver for communities generally on the coast," she said.
"This community is extremely concerned because it's a lifestyle and recreation hub in this community." Public consultation Mr Seeney says the public can have their say on the draft port proposal through the consultation phase.
But he says the State Government will not consider removing the Port Alma and Balaclava Island plans from the Gladstone Harbour development area.
"Definitely not - it's about ensuring that the growth happens in a measured, balanced, incremental way but also about identifying the areas that provide the opportunities in the future," he said.
Business waits Capricorn Coast Business Alliance president Gary Kerr says his group will decide its stance on the Balaclava Island project after it sees the environmental impact statement.
"Our position is no position I suppose until the environment impact statement is released and we have a much better understanding of what the impacts and the benefits will be of the project," he said.
"Once we have all that information, we have a chance to review it and assess it we can then make a position whether we support it or we don't."