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Project overview*

EIS status EIS active
Description A 900-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station incorporating clean-coal low-emission technology and carbon capture and storage.
Proponent Galilee Power Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of Waratah Coal Pty Ltd)
Location/s 30 km north-west of Alpha, in central Queensland. Map
Local government/s Barcaldine Regional Council
Investment $1.25 billion (excluding geosequestration costs)
Key features
  • power station (2 x 450 MW modules, with construction of the second dependent on demand)
  • geosequestration of CO2 in western Galilee Basin
Jobs
  • 1000 (construction)
  • 60 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
13 April 2015 'Coordinated project' declaration lapsed.
16 September 2014 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 13 April 2015.
9 April 2013 Final terms of reference (PDF icon 310 KB) issued.
12 January 2013 to
22 February 2013
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
11 September 2009 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 208 KB)
9 June 2009 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 1.83 MB), submitted.

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