The development of coal deposits in the Galilee Basin is set to receive a major boost from the construction of a $2.2 billion railway line to the Abbot Point port.

Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has given his approval to the North Galilee Basin Rail project that will connect the Carmichael Coal Mine to the port of Abbot Point. Indian mining company Adani plans for the $2.2 billion rail project to run 310 kilometres in total along a 100 metre-wide corridor, possessing…