Surat Basin Rail Joint Venture
Planning is underway for an open-access, multi-use rail link that aims to facilitate the export of coal and freight through to the Port of Gladstone.
The project will significantly enhance the existing rail transport network and improve opportunities to develop the coal-rich Surat Basin.
Proposed as a new 210km railway, the project will connect the Western Railway System near Wandoan with the Moura Railway System, near Banana.
The Surat Basin Railway Joint Venture comprises the Australian Transport and Energy Corridor Pty Ltd (ATEC), Xstrata Coal and QR.
The project investigation area extends from the Surat Basin in southern Qld to Gladstone on the state`s central coast.
- Create employment opportunities for local communities in construction, mining, rail and support industries
- Deliver a transport solution enabling approximately four billion tonnes of coal reserves in the Surat Basin to become a viable economic resource
- Provide an open-access railway line, with sufficient capability for other users with appropriate commercial arrangements
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