Australian Coal Project Could Require Rail and Port Link

Australian iron ore prospector Hancock Prospecting says it plans to develop two mines at Alpha and Kevin's Corner in the Galilee Basin and a 500km rail line to port facilities.

The government has identified the coal-rail corridor as a significant infrastructure facility, which will be able to utilise Abbott Point.

The decision will enable the company to proceed with a bankable feasibility study.

If the project is approved, it will be the largest thermal coal mine in Australia, generating employment for thousands of people.