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Project overview*

EIS status EIS active
Description Development of a large-scale farm and integrated agri-processing facilities.
Proponent Integrated Food and Energy Developments Pty Ltd
Location/s 78 kilometres west of Georgetown, Gulf Savannah Queensland. Map
Local government/s Etheridge Shire Council
Investment $1.977 billion
Key features
  • 65,000 hectares of cropping land, including sugar cane and guar bean
  • 241,000 hectares of grazing land
  • bioprocessing precinct, incorporating:
    • 4.8 million-tonne sugar mill
    • 200,000-head meat processing plant
    • 1000 hectares of red claw farming
    • ethanol refineries
    • biodiesel plant
    • bio-ammonia plant
    • 90-megawatt cogeneration plant
    • extensive processing facilities
  • constructed lakes with a combined capacity of 2 million megalitres
  • overland gravity channels supplying water to pumping stations for trickle-tape irrigation
  • accommodation, including temporary construction camps, seasonal village and permanent residential developments
  • installation and operation of a temporary on-site pipe manufacturing facility during the construction phase.
Jobs
  • 1780 (peak construction)
  • 1034 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
Currently Draft EIS being prepared by proponent.
27 August 2015 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 5 September 2016.
4 March 2014 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 423 KB) released.
11 January 2014 to
10 February 2014
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
23 December 2013 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 250 KB)
18 December 2013 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 9.15 MB), submitted.

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Further information

For more information, visit the Integrated Food and Energy Developments website.