Machinery has arrived at Adani's Labona Camp in central Queensland to begin construction on the Carmichael megamine.
Machinery has arrived at Adani's Labona Camp in central Queensland to begin construction on the Carmichael megamine. Cameron Laird

Work on Adani mine access roads begins, contractor awarded

ROADWORKS for Adani's Carmichael mine site have started under the company's current approvals.

Adani Mining has engaged a regional Queensland business to carry out various works on the Carmichael Mine access road.

Work has commenced on grid bypasses, which will allow larger machinery and equipment to be moved around the existing cattle-grid infrastructure.

Adani Mining chief executive Lucas Dow said the works were permitted under current approvals, and would also benefit future mines in the Galilee Basin.

"The road upgrades are an important step to prepare for the construction of the Carmichael Project to ensure larger equipment can be transported to site, and the infrastructure meets future demand for increased traffic," he said.

"We're getting on with doing everything we can under our current approvals, while we wait for the Queensland Government to sign off our final management plans and provide certainty on timing and process."

Mr Dow said Adani had submitted its remaining management plans and was awaiting final approvals to commence work on the mine.

"In relation to the approval of these plans and getting started, we have certainty of process and timing at both the Federal and Local Government levels however the Queensland Government has to date been unwilling to commit," he said.

"The Carmichael Project represents a real opportunity for regions to share in the benefits and we are ready and able to deliver.

"We've proven time and again that our project stacks up economically, financially and environmentally and we're committed to seeing this project through."



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