In light of this week’s major announcement for the Carmichael Coal Project, Adani will update Central Highlands business and industry on how they can be involved.

Adani Australia Regional Content Manager Ben Hughes will be among the guest speakers at next month’s Soil, Sun and Beyond: An Industry Forum for Central Highlands Business.

The event will be hosted by the Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) in Emerald on Friday, 14 July.

Registration is $60 per person, which includes buffet lunch and beverages, and can be made at

Mr Hughes’ presentation follows Adani’s Final Investment Decision (FID) approval for the $21.7 billion mine, rail and port project, putting construction on track to begin later this year.

The announcement was made at the opening of Adani’s Regional Headquarters in Townsville, attended by CHDC General Manager Sandra Hobbs and Central Highlands Mayor Kerry Hayes.

“We have been actively working with Adani to see this project to fruition and championing the Central Highlands’ capacity to service the mine, so we are thrilled that it’s now reached this final stage,” Ms Hobbs says.

Adani has identified Emerald as a Project Sourcing Centre for the Galilee Basin development.

“The Central Highlands is well positioned for sub-contracting and supply chain opportunities with the project and local businesses and operators know it offers enormous economic potential for our region,” Ms Hobbs says.

“The Industry Forum will be a chance to hear directly from the source about Carmichael’s progress and what action operators can take now to get a piece of the pie.”

Mr Hughes is among six high-level speakers at the industry forum, that will look at the emerging and innovative opportunities and infrastructure for business and industry within the Central Highlands.

The event will also detail the digital telecommunications infrastructure and economic data tools available in the Central Highlands and how they can be utilised to improve future connectivity and maximise benefits to local business.

Furthermore, there will be discussion around the development of a Central Highlands Economic Masterplan to position the region as strong, dynamic, innovative, and economically-viable.

Caption: Adani Australia’s Ben Hughes will be among the guest speakers at CHDC’s Industry Forum

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