Carmichael Rail

Public Notice Requirements

Public notification of application for a water license for operational works to interfere with the flow of water at two different locations within the unnamed Tributary of Cerito Creek, locally known as and referred to as Kangaroo Creek.

Final Application

Plans, Reports and Strategies

The Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Approval for the North Galilee Basin Rail Project, Abbot Point to Galilee Basin, Queensland (EPBC 2013/6885), condition 23 requires Adani Mining Pty Ltd to "publish all management plans, reports, and strategies referred to in these conditions of approval on their website" within one month of being approved.

Please see below for tables of relevant documents. These tables will be updated as documents are lodged and approved.

Condition  # Requirement Title

Matters of National Environmental Significance management plans

Species Management Plan – Carmichael Rail Network – NGBR (November 2019)
10 to 13

Biodiversity Offset Strategy
Note - this document has been redacted for commercially confidential reasons

Biodiversity Offset Strategy - North Galilee Basin Rail Project 10 July 2017

2017-2018 Compliance Report EPBC 2013/6885

2018-2019 Compliance Report EPBC 2013/6885

NGBR Project compliance report 1 – EPBC approval 2013 6885
NGBR Project compliance report 2 – EPBC approval 2013 6885

Environmental Impact Statement

The Carmichael Rail Project was declared a coordinated project under the Queensland Government’s State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (SDPWO Act) on 14 June 2013. The Office of the Coordinator-General (OCG) issued final Terms of Reference (TOR) for the EIS on 23 August 2013.

On 27 June 2013, the Commonwealth Department of the Environment (DotE) determined the Carmichael Rail Project to be a controlled action requiring a separate parallel assessment via EIS under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). EIS Guidelines for the EIS were issued on 1 August 2013.

An EIS was prepared in accordance with final TOR and the final EIS Guidelines released for public and government agency consultation from December 2013 to February 2014.

Adani was subsequently requested to provide a formal response to all submissions received on the EIS. Adani formally lodged the Additional information to the EIS (AEIS) in April 2014.

At the conclusion of the EIS process, the Coordinator- General’s Evaluation Report for the Carmichael Rail Project was issued on the 12 August 2014 and can be found here:

Additionally, The Commonwealth Environment Minister approved the Carmichael Rail Project on the 15th October 2015, approval documentation can be found here:

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