Adani’s Abbot Point Coal Terminal Expansion Approved by Greg Hunt
Adani Abbot Point Coal Terminal Expansion
Adani’s Carmichael mine development in the Queensland Galilee Basin took a step closer to becoming a real mine when the Australian government approved the Abbot Point coal terminal extension.
Thousands of Queensland mining jobs with Adani are up for grabs in what will become the largest coal mining operation Australia has ever seen.
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Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt, this week gave his approval for the Abbot Point port expansion near Bowen.
The coal terminal at the port will be used to ship coal from many proposed mining projects in the Galilee Basin, such as Adani’s $16 billion Carmichael mine, GVK Hancock’s Alpha and Kevin’s Corner mine (proposed) and Clive Palmer’s China First coal mine (proposed).
The Galilee Basin is rich in high-quality thermal coal which lies close to the surface, making extraction costs low, which goes a long way to combating the current low coal prices that we are experiencing on a global level.
Plagued by approval delays resulting from high court challenges by Green groups and traditional landowners and farmers, the controversial port development project means dredging over a million cubic metres of sand and soil close to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
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The Sydney Morning Herald said “Win for Adani as environment minister Greg Hunt approves Abbot Point coal expansion” although the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk came out fighting telling Adani not to expect any financial assistance from QLD, despite the billions in potential royalties that would be generated from the development of the mine.
The Queensland government also has more information for those looking to find out more about how the Abbot Point extension would affect the region and its population as a whole.
New agreements with the QLD government and Abbot Point owners, Adani mean the dredged materials will now be dumped on land and not in the ocean as was the initial plan.