We are committed to ensuring the preservation of biodiversity values by seeking to avoid or minimise impacts on areas of identified ecological importance within the areas we operate.
In December 2022, Aurizon was successful in applying for an Emissions Reduction Fund - registered project under the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011 (the CFI Act). The project is situated in Central QLD, in the Mackay region local government area, and constitutes reforestation by environmental plantings over 118 hectares on a site owned in freehold by Aurizon.
The project will involve the planting of more than 50,000 native trees on a previously disturbed site that adjoins a National Park, in the Great Barrier Reef Catchment and the Fitzroy natural resource management region. As it matures, the project, which has an expected life of 25 years, has the potential to generate about 1,300 ACCUs per annum.
Read more in our latest Sustainability Report.