The proposed Carmichael Mine will be constructed in the North Galilee Basin more than 300km from the Queensland coastline and approximately 160kms 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 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 will create thousands of new jobs for regional Queensland. In the initial ramp-up and 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 27.5mtpa.