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Project overview*

EIS status 'Significant project' declaration repealed by Coordinator-General.
Description Underground longwall coal mining operation on a 13,000 ha mining lease.
Proponent Belvedere Joint Venture (comprising Vale Australia Pty Ltd and Aquila Resources Ltd)
Location/s 7 km north-east of Moura, Central Queensland.
Local government/s Banana Shire Council
Key features
  • underground longwall coal mine with an initial yield of 1 to 2 million tonnes per annum (mt/a), rising to 10 mt/a
  • 4 km rail spur to connect the mine to the Moura-to-Gladstone rail line

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
30 October 2012 'Significant project' declaration repealed by Coordinator-General.
22 October 2012 Proponent's request for withdrawal of project from EIS process received.
13 November 2009 Gazettal of 'significant project' declaration (PDF icon 99 KB)
2 September 2009 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 591 KB), submitted.

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