North Galilee Basin Rail Project
|EIS status||Approved with conditions|
|Description||An approximately 310 kilometre standard gauge, greenfield rail line in Central Queensland, connecting the northern Galilee Basin to the Port of Abbot Point.|
|Proponent||Carmichael Rail Network Pty Ltd a wholly owned subsidiary of Adani Australia, part of the Adani Group.|
|Location/s||The southern end of the rail line would connect with rail infrastructure proposed as part of the Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project in the vicinity of Mistake Creek (west of Moranbah) and would run north to the Port of Abbot Point (near Bowen). Map|
|Key features||A 100 metre-wide rail corridor (to be refined from a one kilometre-wide investigation corridor) containing rail infrastructure scalable to 100 million tonnes per annum capacity, including:
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|11 August 2017||The Coordinator-General fixed a new lapse date for the Coordinator-General's evaluation report for the project to 14 August 2019.|
|14 October 2015||Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of 'controlled action' subject to conditions following re-consideration of project under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999|
|23 September 2014||Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of 'controlled action' subject to conditions.|
|12 August 2014||Coordinator-General's Report for the North Galilee Basin Rail project ( 2.4 MB) released.|
|22 April 2014 to 19 May 2014||Additional information to EIS assessed by other government agencies.**|
|12 March 2014||Additional information to EIS requested by Coordinator-General.|
|16 December 2013 to
11 February 2014
|EIS public consultation|
|23 August 2013||Terms of reference ( 567 KB) released.|
|13 July 2013 to
12 August 2013
|Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.|
|27 June 2013||Project deemed a 'controlled action' by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.|
|14 June 2013||Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration ( 79 KB)|
|31 May 2013||Final application, including initial advice statement ( 1.7 MB), submitted.|
|30 May 2013||Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.|
** The electronic versions of these documents have been supplied by the proponent, following approval by the Coordinator-General.
Read more about the EIS process.
For more information, visit the North Galilee Basin Rail Project web page.
- Major Galilee Basin rail line receives state approval (14 August 2014)
- EIS released for North Galilee rail project (14 Dec 2013)
Last updated: 09 Nov 2021