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Environment

Bravus Mining and Resources is committed to respecting the environment in which we operate, and as such, the Carmichael Project has some of the strictest environmental conditions ever imposed on a mining project in Australia. Our environmental plans and strategies were prepared by scientific experts and many of these plans also reviewed by third-party specialists.

Reporting & Approvals

Adani Mining Pty Ltd trading as Bravus Mining and Resources has obtained more than 100 approvals for the project and been successful in multiple court challenges to enable construction to begin.

The Carmichael Project has been granted approvals under seven different Commonwealth and Queensland Acts.

Click on the links below to view our approvals documents for each our projects and businesses.

Plans, Reports and Strategies (North Galilee Basin Rail Project)

The Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Approval for the North Galilee Basin Rail Project, Abbot Point to Galilee Basin, Queensland (EPBC 2013/6885), condition 23 requires Bravus Mining and Resources to "publish all management plans, reports, and strategies referred to in these conditions of approval on their website" within one month of being approved.

Condition  # Requirement Title
4.8.5 Matters of National Environmental Significance management plans Species Management Plan – Carmichael Rail Network – NGBR (November 2019)
10 to 13 Biodiversity Offset Strategy
Note - this document has been redacted for commercially confidential reasons
Biodiversity Offset Strategy - North Galilee Basin Rail Project 10 July 2017
18

2017-2018 Compliance Report EPBC 2013/6885

2018-2019 Compliance Report EPBC 2013/6885

2019-2020 Compliance Report EPBC 2013/6885

NGBR Project compliance report 1 – EPBC approval 2013 6885

NGBR Project compliance report 2 – EPBC approval 2013 6885

NGBR Project compliance report 3 – EPBC approval 2013 6885

Plans, Reports and Strategies (Carmichael Mine)

The Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Approval for the Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Infrastructure Project Queensland (EPBC 2010/5736), condition 36 requires Bravus Mining and Resources to “publish all management plans, reports, and programs referred to in these conditions of approval on their website” within one month of being approved.

Condition  # Requirement Title
3 & 4 Groundwater management and monitoring plan Groundwater Management and Monitoring Program (March 2019)
3 & 4 Groundwater data

Groundwater Level _Clematis_SSt_Baseline
Groundwater Level_Alluvium_baseline
Groundwater Level_Dunda Beds_baseline
Groundwater Level_Moolayember formation_baseline
Groundwater Level_Permian_Betts Creek Beds_baseline
Groundwater Level_Rewan Formation_baseline
Groundwater Levels_Composite bores_baseline
Groundwater Levels_Joe_Joe_baseline
Baseline Groundwater quality
Groundwater Level _Teritiary formation_Baseline 

3 & 4 and Associated water licence (AWL condition #51)

Groundwater data

GWL_data_website _Feb 2020
GWL_data_website _March 2020
GWL_data _website _ May 2020
GWQ_Data_website_May 2020
CCMP-Cum_Site Rainfall data _Aug2019_March2020
CCMP-Daily_Site Rainfall data _Aug2019_March2020
GMMP_Groundwater monitoring bore locations
GWL_data –website_June 2020
GWQ_data _website _ July 2020
GWL_data_website _ August 2020
GWQ_data_website _ August 2020
GWL-data –website _ October 2020
GWQ-data –website _ October 2020
GWL-data –website _ December 2020

GWQ-data-website_December 2020

5 & 6

Matters of National Environmental Significance management plans

Species Management Plan – Carmichael Coal Mine and Offsite Infrastructure (June 2019)
Species Management Plan - Carmichael Rail Network SP1 20 May 2016
Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Management Plan – Carmichael Coal Mine Aug 2019
Black-throated Finch Management Plan (May 2019)

8 to 11

Biodiversity Offset Strategy Note - this document has been redacted for commercially confidential reasons

Biodiversity Offset Strategy (October 2016)

13 & 14

Offset area management plans

Moray Downs West Offset Area Management Plan, Offset Delivery Stage 1, Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project (23 August 2019)

15, 16 & 18

Program that establishes a trust fund mechanism, for the better protection and long term conservation of particular EPBC Act listed threatened species and communities

Carmichael Conservation and Research Program (April 2019)

11(k) to (p)

Great Artesian Basin Offset Strategy

Great Artesian Basin Offset Strategy (July 2016)

22

Groundwater Flow Model Review, Peer Review Report

Carmichael Coal Project Groundwater Flow Model Independent Review (Re: Approval Conditions 22 & 23)

25

Great Artesian Basin Springs Research Plan

Great Artesian Springs Research Plan - Carmichael Coal Mine Project (10 September 2019)

27 to 28

Rewan Formation Connectivity Research Plan

Rewan Research Plan final Version P redacted (November 2019)

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2017-2018 Compliance Report EPBC 2010/5736

2018-2019 Compliance Report EPBC 2010/5736

2019-2020 Compliance Report EPBC 2010/5736

CCMR Project compliance report 1 – EPBC approval 2010 5736

CCMR Project compliance report 2 – EPBC approval 2010 5736 

CCMR Project compliance report 3 – EPBC approval 2010 5736

Environmental Impact Statement (Carmichael Rail) 

The Carmichael Rail Project was declared a coordinated project under the Queensland Government’s State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (SDPWO Act) on 14 June 2013. The Office of the Coordinator-General (OCG) issued final Terms of Reference (TOR) for the EIS on 23 August 2013.

On 27 June 2013, the Commonwealth Department of the Environment (DotE) determined the Carmichael Rail Project to be a controlled action requiring a separate parallel assessment via EIS under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). EIS Guidelines for the EIS were issued on 1 August 2013.

An EIS was prepared in accordance with final TOR and the final EIS Guidelines released for public and government agency consultation from December 2013 to February 2014.

Adani was subsequently requested to provide a formal response to all submissions received on the EIS. Adani formally lodged the Additional information to the EIS (AEIS) in April 2014.

At the conclusion of the EIS process, the Coordinator- General’s Evaluation Report for the Carmichael Rail Project was issued on the 12 August 2014 and can be found here: http://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/assessments-and-approvals/north-galilee-basin-rail-project.html

Additionally, The Commonwealth Environment Minister approved the Carmichael Rail Project on the 15th October 2015, approval documentation can be found here: https://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/coordinator-general/assessments-and-approvals/coordinated-projects/completed-projects/carmichael-coal-mine-and-rail-project.

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Environmental Impact Statement (Carmichael Mine)

Adani Mining Pty Ltd (Adani) began formal environmental assessment of the Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project (the Project) in 2010, through preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), to address both State and Federal government approval requirements.

The EIS was prepared in accordance with the bilateral agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Queensland with the objective of avoiding or mitigating potentially adverse impacts to environmental, social and economic values and enhancing positive impacts.

Public consultation for the EIS was undertaken between December 2012 and February 2013. Public consultation submissions were assessed by the Coordinator- General and Adani was instructed to prepare a Supplementary EIS (SEIS) in order to address and respond to submissions made during the public consultation of the EIS.

The SEIS was released by the Coordinator-General for public, local, State and Federal government agency consultation from November to December 2013.Upon assessment of the SEIS, the Coordinator-General directed Adani to prepare a number of final assessment documents – Additional EIS. At the conclusion of the EIS process, the Coordinator- General’s Evaluation Report for the Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project was issued on the 7th May 2014 and can be found here.

Additionally, the Commonwealth Environment Minister approved the Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project on the 15th October 2015, approval documentation can be found here.