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.