Original article by Michael McKenna, Jared Owens, Perry Williams
The Australian – Page: 1 & 2 : 30-Nov-18
India-based Adani will commence construction work on the Carmichael thermal coal project in Queensland’s Galilee Basin before the end of 2018. The mine and associated rail infrastructure is slated to cost less than $2bn, compared with initial expectations of $16.5bn. The scale of the project has been pared back from 60 million tonnes per annum to just 10 million in its first year, although this will gradually increase to 27.5 million tonnes. Queensland Resources Council CEO Ian Macfarlane says that up to five other coal projects in the basin could now proceed.
ADANI MINING PTY LTD, QUEENSLAND RESOURCES COUNCIL LIMITED, MACMINES AUSTASIA PTY LTD, QUEENSLAND. OFFICE OF THE CO-ORDINATOR GENERAL, GVK INDUSTRIES LIMITED, HANCOCK PROSPECTING PTY LTD, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND SCIENCE, CONSTRUCTION, FORESTRY, MARITIME, MINING AND ENERGY UNION OF AUSTRALIA, SEW-EURODRIVE PTY LTD, AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION INCORPORATED