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Project overview*

EIS status 'Coordinated project' declaration cancelled by Coordinator-General
Description Coal export facility with a capacity of up to 35 million tonnes per annum.
Proponent Xstrata Coal Queensland Pty Ltd
Location/s Balaclava Island, 40 km north of Gladstone.
Local government/s
  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Rockhampton Regional Council
Key features
  • rail spur from North Coast Line, just north of the township of Raglan, to coal stockpiles near the island
  • overland conveyors (to transport coal from the stockpiles to a shiploader on the island)
  • shiploader

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
29 May 2013 'Coordinated project' declaration cancelled by Coordinator-General.
14 May 2013 Request for withdrawal from EIS process received.
7 June 2011 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 1.05 MB) released.
26 February 2011 to
11 April 2011
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
7 May 2010 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 53 KB)
31 March 2010 Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
14 October 2009 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
14 October 2009 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 2.42 MB), submitted.

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Strategic port land

Balaclava Island is controlled by the Gladstone Port Corporation and is designated as strategic port land.

Further information

For more information, visit the Balaclava Island Coal Export Terminal Project website.