|EIS status||Determined that project can proceed subject to conditions|
|Description||Open-cut coal mine with an initial export capacity of 30 millions tonnes per annum (mtpa), supported by new rail and port infrastructure.|
|Proponent||Hancock Coal Pty Ltd, Hancock Alpha West Pty Ltd and Hancock Coal Infrastructure Pty Ltd (joint proponents)|
* The proponent has provided updated figures for investment and jobs since the Coordinator-General’s report was issued on 29 May 2012.
# Figures for the rail component also include port infrastructure which was not assessed under this EIS process.
Common user infrastructure
The railway will be designed to transport, load and ship the coal produced by the Alpha and Kevin's Corner mines but will be capable of being expanded to accommodate additional users, subject to further assessment.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|23 August 2012||Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of 'controlled action', subject to conditions.|
|29 May 2012||Coordinator-General's report on EIS released.|
|21 November 2011 to
19 December 2011
|Submitter and agency consultation on addendum to supplementary EIS.|
|5 September 2011 to
3 October 2011
|Submitter and agency consultation on supplementary EIS (SEIS).|
|5 November 2010 to
20 December 2010
|Public consultation on EIS.|
|1 June 2009||Terms of reference for EIS ( 1.78 MB) released.|
|7 February 2009 to
9 March 2009
|Public consultation on draft terms of reference for EIS.|
|13 January 2009||Project deemed a 'controlled action' by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.|
|11 December 2008||Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.|
|24 October 2008||Gazettal of 'significant project' declaration ( 175 KB)|
|18 September 2008||Application, including initial advice statement ( 766 KB), submitted.|
- Alpha Coal Project given go-ahead (29 May 2012)
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.