Carmichael Rail Network
What is it?
- A 189km rail line connecting the Carmichael Mine to existing rail infrastructure and on to the North Queensland Export Terminal
Where is it?
- It links central Queensland’s Galilee Basin, 200km west of the Bowen Basin, to the existing Goonyella rail system, 189km northeast near Moranbah
What are the benefits
2,000+ direct jobs delivered for local people during construction of the Mine and Rail project
More than $1.5 billion in contracts awarded for Mine and Rail project to benefit local economies
Mining taxes and royalties from the mine will help build new schools, hospitals and roads across Queensland
Delivering jobs and opportunities for regional Queensland.
Connecting the Galilee Basin and regional Queensland to the world
The Carmichael Rail Network connects the Carmichael Mine with the North Queensland Export Terminal using existing rail infrastructure.
The 189-kilometre narrow-gauge line runs between the Galilee Basin and the existing Queensland rail network.
Building the Carmichael Rail Network
During the construction phase of the rail project, Bravus engaged Australian companies for the civil construction works. Girders and concrete culverts were produced locally in central Queensland.
At peak construction more than 1200 people working on the project. It involved building more than 22 bridges, including 17 over waterways, creating 460 culverts for drainage, and cut-and-fill earthworks.
The Carmichael Rail Network track uses 319,000 locally made concrete sleepers and more than 26,000 tonnes of steel rail.
There was ongoing environmental monitoring throughout the process.
The Galilee Basin’s gateway to the world
Bravus Mining and Resources constructed the Carmichael Rail Network within the Carmichael Project. Bravus was the railway’s foundation user.
The Carmichael Rail Network is operated by Bowen based business, Bowen Rail Company
The connection between the Galilee Basin and Australia’s most northerly coal port fills the “missing link” in the resource-rich region’s development.
This will enable future operations in the region, creating jobs, opportunity, and sustainable development.
The Carmichael Rail Network was developed in line with the Galilee Basin State Development Area guidelines, as well as environmental approvals from the Australian Government and Queensland Government.
The Carmichael Railway is a multi-user facility with third party access available in accordance with the Access Policy contained at this link.
The Carmichael Mine is an open-cut thermal coal mine located in the Galilee Basin more than 300km from Queensland’s east coast and 160km northwest of Clermont. More than 1500 people work at the mine to export in the order of 10 million tonnes per annum of high quality thermal coal to international markets.
Carmichael Rail Network
We built the 200km Carmichael Rail Network to connect the Carmichael Mine to the North Queensland Export Terminal via existing rail infrastructure. More than $1.5 billion worth of contracts we signed to build the Carmichael Mine and Rail Project. Now the Carmichael Rail Network is completed, the railway is managed and operated by Bravus’ sister company, Bowen Rail Company