Australia's biggest coal mine approved - 2500 jobs

Adani Galilee Basin – Australia’s biggest coal mine is approved

iMINCO. Australia's biggest coal mine gets approved - 2500 construction jobs

It’s finally happened – the Adani Galilee Basin Carmichael mine in Queensland has been given the green light to proceed.

iMINCO has been following the developments of the Adani Galilee Basin mine development since it was first rumoured. We are pleased to announce the thermal coal mine(s) have been given Australian government approval.

The Indian power and energy company Adani have been looking at developing the estimated $16 billion coal mining project to supply Indian power plants with ample coal to generate electricity for around 100 million people.

The Galilee Basin coal mine project centres around the 200 square kilometre Carmichael coal mine development, which is situated some 400 plus kilometres west of Rockhampton and capable of producing 60 million tonnes of coal per year.

With a proposed six open-cut pits and possibly five underground mines, this approval signals a new future for many thousands of Queenslanders who are looking to the mining industry as a long-term career option.

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The approval was handed down by Australian Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt, although Adani still has to comply with the 36 “strict” conditions which centre around groundwater management.

2500 mining construction jobs

The Adani Carmichael mine in the Galilee Basin is expected to generate about 2,500 jobs during the construction phase and many thousands of permanent jobs during the operational phase.

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You can also download the iMINCO guide to the Galilee Basin development of the Carmichael Mine. This report features a selection of articles and news stories published by iMINCO that focuses on the project and offers insights and guidance for job seekers who see this as a perfect opportunity to get a start in the mining industry in Queensland.

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