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Prior to 1 October 2014, section 26(1)(b) of the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 enabled the Coordinator-General to declare a proposed development a 'coordinated project for which an EIS is not required', provided he was satisfied that:

  • an environmental impact assessment was not required, or
  • an appropriate environmental impact assessment had been, or would be, carried out under other legislation (e.g. Environmental Protection Act 1994, Sustainable Planning Act 2009, or Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999).

Since 1 October 2014, there has been no provision to declare a coordinated project not requiring and EIS. Section 26(1)(b) was amended to replace this with a project for which an impact assessment report (IAR) is required.

The following projects were declared 'coordinated projects for which an EIS is not required'.

Project name Proponent 'Coordinated project'
declaration date
Abbot Point Multi Cargo Facility North Qld Bulk Ports Corporation Ltd 2 October 2009
(declaration cancelled 15 July 2013)
Abbot Point X110 Expansion Infrastructure Development North Qld Bulk Ports Corporation Ltd (formerly Ports Corporation of Queensland) 28 November 2008
(declaration lapsed 28 November 2012*)
Darling Downs Power Station Origin Energy Power Limited 29 June 2007
Lemon Tree Ethanol Refinery Lemon Tree Ethanol Pty Ltd 1 September 2006
(declaration lapsed 1 September 2010)
New Acland Coal Mine Stage 2 Expansion New Acland Coal Pty Ltd 9 February 2007
North Queensland Bio-Energy Plant North Queensland Bio-Energy Corporation Limited 15 October 2010
Osborne Magnetite Barrick Gold Corporation 24 April 2008
(declaration lapsed 24 April 2012)
Toowoomba Pipeline LinkWater 21 November 2008

Prior to 21 December 2012, 'coordinated projects' were called 'significant projects'.