The Galilee Basin SDA and its associated development scheme:

  • protects the geographic area where new rail infrastructure could be located
  • controls development in an efficient way that considers existing industry and surrounding development
  • provides proponents seeking to export coal from the Galilee Basin with potential access to rail infrastructure
  • provides guidance and development certainty to industry
  • minimises impacts on landholders and other stakeholders through the development of multi-user common rail corridors
  • ensures development recognises and manages impacts to social, cultural and environmental values.