One down, one to go for Adani

Adani is cautiously optimistic it will begin work to build its Carmichael mine in north Queensland within weeks after it cleared another environmental hurdle in relation to the endangered black-throated finch.

The Courier-Mail is reporting CEO Lucas Dow was encouraged by approval of its management plan for the bird.

Mr Dow said while the Indian miner “didn’t necessarily believe” all the State Government’s additional conditions relating to the black-throated finch were required, he said they were incorporated in the interest of getting the go-ahead.

“We’re encouraged,” he said.

The mine now needs the green light on its groundwater dependent ecosystem management plan to begin construction.

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