Construction on the Carmichael Mine commenced in June 2019 after Adani received its final approvals and confirmation its plan complies with all regulatory conditions set by the Australian and Queensland Governments.
Jobs and business opportunities are flowing to regional Queenslanders with millions of dollars’ worth of contracts signed and awarded, heavy machinery is being built and delivered to site and the mining camp expanded to cater for the growing workforce.
The Carmichael Mine is located in the North Galilee Basin more than 300km from the Queensland coastline and approximately 160kms north-west of Clermont in regional Queensland. Once construction is complete, the Carmichael Mine will be one of 125 coal mines in Australia and in its first stage will produce 10 million tonnes of coal per annum. The mine is only slightly larger than existing mines in the Hunter Valley and the Bowen Basin.
Coal will be transported to Abbot Point Port 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.
Jobs and the Carmichael Project
The Carmichael Project is delivering jobs and opportunities for regional Queensland. There are currently more than 200 workers on site at our mining camp at any given time and extra accommodation is under construction to cater for additional workers. These workers are supported by staff in Adani Mining headquarters in Townsville, our Rockhampton Business Centre and Adani Australia office in Brisbane.
The construction of three temporary rail accommodation camps is also underway to add a further 1,200 beds. Throughout the construction phase, there will be more than 1,500 direct jobs on the mine and rail project and thousands of indirect jobs especially in places like Rockhampton, Townsville, Mackay and the Isaac region.
Economic modelling, such as that used by the Queensland Resources Council in its annual resources industry economic impact report, shows that each direct job in the industry in Queensland supports another four and a half jobs in related industries and businesses.
Further jobs will be created as the mine’s capacity grows to 10mtpa.