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Announcement by Adani Mining and regulatory process for rail infrastructure in Queensland

Aurizon Network notes the announcement by Adani Mining on 13 September 2018 proposing a narrow-gauge railway connecting to the existing Central Queensland Coal Network (CQCN) to service its Carmichael Project.

There is a standard process under Queensland’s regulatory framework to manage third-party requests for access to Aurizon Network’s CQCN and any proposed rail connections to this network.

Aurizon Network has a legal requirement under its Access Undertaking, which has been approved by the Queensland Competition Authority, to:

  • consider all access and connection requests made to it and to initiate a process to assess these requests; and
  • treat all access requests confidentially, therefore we cannot comment on any discussions that may occur with any third-party as part of an access application.