The Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Science has announced that one of the two outstanding approvals for Adani Australia’s Carmichael Coal Project has been finalised.
The Department has confirmed that the Black-Throated Finch Management Plan complies with the strict regulatory conditions set by the Australian and State Governments.
Lucas Dow, CEO Adani Mining said he is encouraged that the Queensland Government has met the recently-announced timeframe to finalise the plan.
“This brings our project a step closer to construction and to delivering much-needed jobs for regional Queenslanders.”
Mr Dow said the Black-Throated Finch Management Plan has been the subject of a rigorous approvals process over the past two years that has involved experts from both the Queensland and Australian Governments.
“The Plan was developed by ecological experts and is backed by the best available science to ensure the finch is protected and that the species can co-exist with mining operations.”
Adani Australia now awaits the decision on the Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Management Plan, which according to the Coordinator-General should be finalised by the 13 June.