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Northern Missing Link

Project overview*

EIS status Approved with conditions
Description A 69-kilometre rail link between the North Goonyella and Newlands rail systems in the northern Bowen Basin coalfields.
Proponent Queensland Rail
Location/s North Goonyella (north of Moranbah) to Newlands (north-west of Glenden). Map
Local government/s
  • Isaac Regional Council
  • Whitsunday Regional Council
Key features
  • 69 km railway track in a new corridor
  • upgrading and electrification of existing line.

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Key environmental impact statement (EIS) documents

EIS process

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Australian Government approval

Project not deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.

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Last updated: 09 Nov 2021