Galilee Coal Project (Northern Export Facility)
|EIS status||Determined that project can proceed subject to conditions|
|Description||Open-cut and underground coal mines (with a total yield of 40 million tonnes per annum and capacity for future expansion); and railway line. The Coordinator-General's environmental assessment is dealing with the Mine and Rail components only. The Port component will be assessed separately once details are finalised.|
|Proponent||Waratah Coal Pty Ltd|
|Investment||$6.4 billion (mine and rail component only)|
Port facility assessed separately
This environmental impact statement (EIS) concerns only the mines and railway line components of the project. A port facility component will be assessed separately under another process.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|19 December 2013||Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of 'controlled action', subject to conditions.|
|9 August 2013||Coordinator-General's report on EIS ( 2.72 MB) released.|
|8 April 2013 to
6 May 2013
|Supplementary information to EIS public consultation.|
|28 June 2012||Request by Coordinator-General for proponent to provide supplementary information to EIS.|
|26 September 2011 to
19 December 2011
|EIS public consultation|
|28 August 2009||Terms of reference for EIS ( 532 KB) released.|
|30 May 2009 to
29 June 2009
|Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.|
|20 March 2009||Project deemed a 'controlled action' by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.|
|13 February 2009||Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.|
|28 November 2008||Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration ( 185 KB)|
|28 October 2008||Application, including initial advice statement ( 584 KB), submitted.|
This project is a variation of an earlier project proposal by the proponent involving a port at Shoalwater Bay.
That project was declared a 'coordinated project' on 18 July 2008 but was subsequently rejected by the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment due to its unacceptable impacts on the environment.
- Coordinator-General completes assessment of Galilee Coal project (9 August 2013)
- More consultation on Galilee coal project (8 April 2013)
For more information, visit the Waratah Coal website.
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.