Goonyella to Abbot Point Expansion Project
Aurizon's completed Goonyella to Abbot Point Expansion Project (GAP) is further opening up the Bowen Basin coal reserves to export markets. On behalf of coal customers BMA, Rio Tinto, QCoal, Macarthur Coal and Lake Vermont Resources, this project delivered an extra 50 Mtpa of capacity through to the Port of Abbot Point near Bowen, by mid 2012. First railings commenced ahead of schedule in December 2011.
The GAP Project included the 69-kilometre greenfield Northern Missing Link, which will connect the Goonyella coal rail system to the Newlands rail system. In addition, the project included the expansion and upgrade of track along the Newlands rail system.
Noise monitoring was carried out by Aurizon between November 2009 to January 2010 to monitor noise levels associated with the railway operations through the town of Collinsville in Central Queensland. The results are contained in the following report:
CEO Lance Hockridge and a key customer at the official opening of the Northern Missing Link
If you would like further information about the Goonyella to Abbot Point Project please contact the Aurizon Community Engagement Team.
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