The proposed Carmichael Mine will be constructed in the North Galilee Basin more than 300km from the Queensland coastline and approximately 140kms north-west of Clermont in regional Queensland.
The Carmichael Mine will be one of 125 coal mines in Australia and in its first stage will produce 27.5 million tonnes of coal per annum. The mine is only slightly larger than existing mines in the Hunter Valley and the Bowen Basin.
The coal will be transported to the Abbot Point Port Coal Terminal via a 200km rail line, the same way other Queensland coal mines have done safely and responsibly for the past 30 years.
The Carmichael Mine, through mining taxes and royalties, will generate billions of dollars for government in its first 30 years of operation. This money will help to build new schools, hospitals and roads for Queensland.