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Project overview*

EIS status EIS active
Description Large-scale, greenfield coal mine with a yield of up to 38 million tonnes per annum of thermal coal.
Proponent MacMines Austasia Pty Ltd
Location/s Approximately 300 km west of Mackay. Map
Local government/s Isaac Regional Council
Investment $6.7 billion
Key features
  • open-cut and underground coal mines
  • coal handling and preparation plant
  • tailings and water storage facilities
  • airstrip
  • accommodation village
  • power station
Jobs
  • 3900 (construction)
  • 3400 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
Currently Additional information for the EIS is being prepared by proponent.
1 July 2016 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 8 February 2017.
6 November 2015 Additional information for the EIS requested by Coordinator-General.
25 July 2015 to 7 September 2015 Draft EIS public consultation
26 May 2015 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 8 July 2016.
4 December 2014 Released amended terms of reference (PDF icon 567 KB) to require assessment of Commonwealth and State matters.
12 November 2014 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decision requiring assessment under an accredited assessment process.
30 October 2014 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a 'controlled action'. More information
1 October 2014 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
10 June 2014 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 9 July 2015.
9 January 2013 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 595 KB) released.
3 November 2012 to
3 December 2012
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
31 October 2012 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 217 KB), initial advice statement (PDF icon 1.89 MB).

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Media releases

Have your say on the China Stone Coal Project (24 July 2015)

Further information

For more information, visit the China Stone Coal Project web page.