Adani Carmichael Mine.
Adani Carmichael Mine. Sam Panthaky

Qld Govt investigates mining company Adani

THE Queensland agriculture department has revealed it is investigating whether mining company Adani was allowed to use state-owned quarry material in the Galilee Basin.

A spokesman said the department was gathering information about the company's use of material from the Red Hill Quarry, located on Moray Downs.

Conservation group Coast and Country, who are legally represented by the Environmental Defenders Office, sparked the inquiry amid claims Adani may not have had a permit to extract the material.

An Adani spokesman would not comment.

The agriculture department said it was investigating Adani's use of low-grade road construction type material extracted from the quarry.

"Adani's records indicate that 5580 tonnes of quarry material was recently taken from the Red Hill Quarry," the agriculture department spokesman said.

The spokesman said Adani was assisting the department with investigations.

"There are a range of compliance actions that can be imposed if the allegations are proven," the spokesman said.

"These include a letter of warning, demand for payment of foregone royalties, issue of penalty infringement notice, and prosecution." 

APN NEWSDESK



OPINION: Be careful what you wish for in Barnaby case

OPINION: Be careful what you wish for in Barnaby case

Strict rules could end up backfiring on us in the long run.

Plea to put community first

Plea to put community first

'Why doesn't the council encourage business and employment?'

Qld weather: Little reprieve as flood warnings put in place

Qld weather: Little reprieve as flood warnings put in place

Brisbane weather: Queensland storms to bring ‘month’s worth of rain

Local Partners