Adani originally planned to build a rail line from the mine to Abbot Point (pictured) for export. Photo: AAP
Adani has submitted a conceptual operating plan for its Carmichael coal mine and says it will start construction without government funding.
The plan has been submitted to the owner of the existing rail network, triggering a process that will allow Adani to begin establishing the connection of its narrow-gauge rail line.
Adani Mining chief executive Lucas Dow says the company is not seeking any state or federal money for the start of the mine project construction.
“There has been a lot of misinformation and speculation that we need taxpayer money to be able to build the mine and rail,” Mr Dow said in a statement on Wednesday.
“This is absolutely not the case; this project will stand on its own two feet.”
The news comes a day after the Indian mining…
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