GVK Resources welcomed the Federal Government's decision to grant environmental approval for the Alpha Mine and Rail Projects yesterday.
Following a rigorous and thorough assessment process by two levels of government spanning four years, Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke gave an approval decision to construct and operate the Alpha Coal Mine and a railway line between the mine and the port at Abbot Point, near Bowen.
"We are delighted with the Federal Government decision. Ultimately we believe the overall assessment process has resulted in best practice environmental protection outcomes," said GVK Chairman and Managing Director, Dr. GVK Reddy.
The Queensland Government had previously provided environmental clearance for the Alpha Coal Project in May, 2012.