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.
|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|
2017-2018 Compliance Report EPBC 2013/6885
2018-2019 Compliance Report EPBC 2013/6885
2019-2020 Compliance Report EPBC 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.
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.
Construction Environmental Management Plan - Rail Package 2, Stage 3, Revision 5, August 2020
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.