Below is an example of questions when you are enrolling in a Diploma of Project management or some type of other Project management course – you can expect that you will be reviewing Project that have been completed in the past and identify how the project could have been improved. Thi section will focus on the initiation and planning stage of the project. If you are looking for other great PM resources have a look at this article.

The Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project was introduced by Gautam Adani, who is the founder of the Adani Mining Pty Ltd and is known as the Australian subordinate of the Adani association. The Adani Corporation was established in Ahmedabad, India and is interested in worldwide trading, power generation, coal mining and trading, oil refining, gas distribution, logistics, and management of ports. Adani is offering to reinforce a 27.5 million tons per annum thermal coal mine (Adani Mining, page 11), costing $16.5 billion to take place in the northern Galilee Basin. The project will bring benefits towards the community such as, 1,500 direct jobs, thousands of indirect jobs and many other businesses. It is approximately 300km away from the Queensland coastline and 160 kilometers of Clermont, Central Queensland. The production will begin by gathering coal that is delivered by the new Northern Galilee Basin connected to the Goonyella railway and shipped to Abbot Point Port. The project consists of two crucial elements,

  1. Coal Mine; Greenfield coal including, an open cut and underground mining.
  2. Railway Line; Greenfield Rail Network; supported by rail facilities to export coal via the existing Goonyella railway and delivered to the Port Abbott Point.

During the approval process, the project is required to get an assessment by the Environment Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS is a declaration to determine any environmental impacts made to the area and to remove any activity that will potentially affect the natural, social and economic surroundings. In 2011, Adani has embarked formal meetings with key stakeholders and the community. All materials used within the meetings are recorded to assist in maintaining a flow of information and obtaining feedback. Some of the key issues involved,

  • Climate Change
  • Traffic and Transport
  • Air Quality
  • Hazard and Risk
  • Waste Management
  • Social Impacts etc.

Many people such as the Wangan & Jagalingou family have opposed the project from going ahead. Mentioning the rights for their land and that, we are determined to prevent our land being taken without our consent and to protect our country and sacred places from destruction, (Wanagan & Jagalingou Family Council, 2018). Statements that have approved the Adani corporation are,

  • According to State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (Qld), the project has been proclaimed to be a ‘significant Project’ requiring a (EIS). (State Development, 2014)
  • According to (DSEWP), The Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project has been proclaimed to be a ‘controlled action’ by EIS under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. (State Development, 2014)


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