Search

« Back to Publications

Adani’s Galilee Basin project mine leases approved

Amy Mitchell-Whittington reports in the Brisbane Times (3.4.16) on the state government’s awarding of Galilee Basin coal mining leases to the Adani mining company. The mining projects still need to pass ‘secondary’ approvals before mine construction can commence.

‘The Galilee Basin project is now one step closer after the state government announced approval of three Adani mining leases.

‘Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham approved the grant of three individual mining leases for the $21.7 billion Carmichael coal, mine and rail project on Sunday.

‘The approvals come after Adani secured final environmental approval and had reached an agreement on compensation with a landholder last month. The approved leases are 70441 Carmichael, 70505 Carmichael Eastand 70506 Carmichael North, which are estimated to contain 11 billion tonnes of thermal coal.

‘Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the approved leases had undergone “extensive government and community scrutiny” and were a step towards securing jobs for region, with more than 5000 jobs expected to be generated during construction and more than 4000 during operation.’

The TJRyan Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy, currency or completeness of any information or material available on this website. The TJRyan Foundation reserves the right to change information or material on this website at any time without notice. Links from this site to external, non-TJRyan Foundation websites should not be construed as implying any relationship with and/or endorsement of the external site or its content by the TJR Foundation, nor any commercial relationship with the owners of any external site. Should any TJRyan research project be funded by an individual or organisation the source of funding will be stated beside the research report. In all other cases contributions are provided on a pro bono basis.
Receive the latest news

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Get notified about new articles

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.