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Project overview*

EIS status Determined that project can proceed subject to conditions
Description Open-cut and underground coal mine with a yield of 60 million tonnes per annum and a 189-kilometre railway line.
Proponent Adani Mining Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of India's Adani Group.
  • Mine: Galilee Basin, 160 km north-west of Clermont
  • Railway line: from the mine to Moranbah, where it will join the existing Goonyella rail system, connecting to coal terminals at the Port of Hay Point (Dudgeon Point expansion) and the Port of Abbot Point.
Local government/s
  • Isaac Regional Council (majority of mine and rail)
  • Charters Towers Regional Council (small portion of mine)
Key features
  • six open-cut pits and five underground mines
  • five mine infrastructure areas
  • coal handling and processing plant
  • heavy industrial area
  • water-supply infrastructure
  • 189-kilometre rail line
  • off-site infrastructure, including workers' accommodation village and airport.
Investment $16.5 billion
Jobs Mine:
  • Up to 1075 (construction)
  • Up to 3800 (operational)
Railway line:
  • Up to 1400 (construction)
  • Up to 120 (operational)

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
24 July 2014 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of 'controlled action' subject to conditions

Note that the Federal Court has formally set aside the approval of the project under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. This step was taken at the request of all of the parties to the court proceedings.
7 May 2014 Coordinator-General's report on EIS (PDF icon 17.5 MB) released.

Additional documentation provided by proponent to Coordinator-General as requested.
25 November 2013 to
20 December 2013
Additional information for the EIS public consultation.
26 March 2013 Additional information for the EIS requested by Coordinator-General.
15 December 2012 to
11 February 2013
EIS public consultation
25 May 2011 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 548 KB) released.
12 February 2011 to
28 March 2011
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
6 January 2011 Project deemed a 'controlled action' by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
26 November 2010 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 171 KB)
18 November 2010 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
22 October 2010 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 1.79 MB), submitted.

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* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.