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Surat Basin Rail Joint Venture Project

Surat Basin Rail Joint Venture

surat basin railPlanning 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.

Location

The project investigation area extends from the Surat Basin in southern Qld to Gladstone on the state`s central coast.

Benefits

  • 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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2 Comments

  1. shay smyth January 15, 2011 Reply

    where and to whom can i submit my resume for the surat rail project..Can you please assist on a web site that is helpful for this purpose Australia wide?Thank you

  2. mark anderson May 23, 2010 Reply

    I am looking for work in CQ .I have my generic passport plus coal compedency for forklift and OEWP.Ihave no trade but have worked in numerous industries

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