Adani mine reaches approvals milestone

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Adani’s Carmichael mega coal mine has taken a step forward after it reached agreements with all landholders.

According to QLD resources minister Anthony Lynham, “mine proponent Adani now had 16 permits and approvals at local, state and federal level, including six primary approvals.”

It comes only a day after the QLD government threw its support behind the proposed coal mine, supporting a motion that all state government approvals be provided to help create jobs.

The miner has also progressed its port development, and the expansion of Abbot Point coal terminal project.

“These latest approvals demonstrate how the Palaszczuk Government continues to work behind the scenes to properly progress these Galilee Basin mine projects,” Lynham said. 

“I am advised that Adani has reached agreement on compensation with the remaining landholder.

“My department has advised that it is awaiting confirmation from Adani that the agreement can now be filed in accordance with the Mineral Resources Act.

“Once that occurs I will be able to consider the application for the mining leases in the same way as for any other project.­”

However, he stressed that no dredging would occur at Abbot Point until Adani was capable of demonstrating financial closure.