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Aurizon discusses Adani proposal for new railway connecting to CQCN

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World Coal,

Aurizon Network notes the announcement by Adani Mining on 13 September 2018 proposing a narrow-gauge railway connecting to the existing Central Queensland Coal Network (CQCN) to service its Carmichael coal project.

There is a standard process under Queensland’s regulatory framework to manage third party requests for access to Aurizon Network’s CQCN and any proposed rail connections to this network.

Aurizon Network has a legal requirement under its access undertaking, which has been approved by the Queensland Competition Authority to:

  • Consider all access and connection requests made to it and to initiate a process to assess these requests.
  • Treat all access requests confidentially, therefore the company cannot comment on any discussions that may occur with any third party as part of an access application.

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