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Carmichael Rail Network

Carmichael Rail Network

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.