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Bravus response to Isaac Regional Council Supreme Court proceedings

15 January 2024

Bravus response to Isaac Regional Council Supreme Court proceedings

The following is attributable to a Bravus Mining and Resources spokesperson:

“We’ve already spent more than $120 million in maintaining and upgrading the Elgin and Moray-Carmichael Boundary roads (Mine Access Road) and we’re disappointed Isaac Regional Council has chosen to begin a civil legal dispute in the Supreme Court instead of allowing us to complete the works in accordance with the agreement we have with them.

“This legal dispute means more delays and uncertainty for our neighbours who use the road. This is also frustrating for our civil road contractors and their employees who are ready to keep working on the road upgrades.

“All parties agreed to a Mine Access Road design in 2019 that we maintain is fit-for-purpose for heavy vehicles and mine traffic and includes appropriate safety features such as extra road widenings on bends and pull over bays to make sure road users are as safe as possible.

“Isaac Regional Council has since demanded a completely flood-proof road. Now they want a wider road built to a standard above other council-owned roads in the region.

“We cannot legally work on the Mine Access Road without permits from Council, which have been withheld.

“Where Council has authorised works on things like the bridge structures over the waterways along the Mine Access Road, we have been quick to get in and build them as per the agreement.

“We’re exceptionally proud of the thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in contracts and economic stimulus the Carmichael mine generates for local communities, including those in the Isaac Region.

“We’re committed to providing a safe road for all road users.

“Despite this civil legal dispute, the Mine Access Road in its current condition is safe and remains open to all traffic. Day-to-day operations at the Carmichael mine in central Queensland also continue as normal.”


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