Dataset: Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project Environmental Impact Statement



This dataset was supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third party and is presented here as originally supplied. Metadata was not provided and has been compiled by the Bioregional Assessment Programme based on known details at the time of acquisition.

This dataset contains reports and appendices related to the EIS for the Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project. Tables, figures and maps have been extracted from these reports to produce supplementary datasets.

This report evaluates the potential impacts of the Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail project (the project). It has been prepared pursuant to section 35 of the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (Qld) (SDPWO Act).

The proponent, Adani Mining Pty Ltd, proposes to construct a 60 million tonnes per annum open-cut and underground greenfield coal mine and a 189 kilometre (km) greenfield rail line connecting the mine to the existing Goonyella and Newlands rail system south of Moranbah. The mine is located in the Galilee Basin and is situated within the Isaac Regional Council (IRC) Local Government Area.

The project, which will require A$16.5 billion of investment, also includes the development of an airport, industrial area, workers accommodation village, five quarries and water supply infrastructure. At full export capacity of 60 mtpa, the project is expected to contribute $929.6 million annually to the Mackay Region's Gross Regional Product and $2.97 billion annually to the Queensland economy.

The project is expected to create an estimated 2475 jobs during the construction phase and 3920 jobs during the operational phase. It contributes to a key Queensland Government objective of realising the timely development of the Galilee Basin, while ensuring net community benefits and environmental objectives are maximised.

Dataset History

Individual reports within this dataset were downloaded from the QLD Government Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning website.

Dataset Citation

"Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning" (2014) Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project Environmental Impact Statement. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 07 December 2018,

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