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Adani's Carmichael mine in QLD to begin construction in 2017

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Posted by Monica Gameng

Adani’s $21 billion Carmichael project north of the Galilee Basin is expecting to begin construction in 2017 after the Queensland Government decided to exempt it from new water legislation – one that states all mines under development should obtain a groundwater license.

“We are very encouraged the government did recognise the balance between its commitment on water licensing and acknowledging that this work has already been done in our case, and that the new provisions as originally drafted risked unintended duplication and activist appeals,” said Adani Australia CEO Jeyakumar Janakaraj.

According to an Adani spokesperson, the water legislation was a road block for the company. Since this barrier has been resolved, Adani can now focus on working through more machinery.

The Carmichael mine is expected to begin construction by September 2017.

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Source: Australian Mining and The Guardian

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.