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Project overview*

EIS status Determined that project can proceed subject to conditions
Description Combined underground and open-cut coal mine with an ultimate capacity of 30 million tonnes per annum.
Proponent Hancock Galilee Pty Ltd
Location/s Galilee Basin, 160 km west of Emerald. Map
Local government/s Barcaldine Regional Council
Key features
  • two open-cut coal mines
  • three underground mine areas
  • coal handling and preparation facilities
  • mine waste and water facilities
  • mine infrastructure area
  • light industrial area
  • on-site accommodation village
  • on-site airstrip with a 2.5km runway
  • 17.8 km rail spur
  • 8 km mine access road
Investment $6 billion^
Jobs
  • 1500 (construction)^
  • 2000 (operational)^

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

^ The proponent has provided updated figures for investment and jobs since the Coordinator-General's report was issued on 30 May 2013.

Common user infrastructure

The Kevin's Corner mine will use the rail and port infrastructure being built as part of the Alpha Coal Project to transport product coal to the Port of Abbot Point for export. Common port facilities will also be used for both projects.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
1 November 2013 Commonwealth Minister for Environment's approval of controlled action subject to conditions. More information
30 May 2013 Coordinator-General's report on EIS (PDF icon 4.73 MB) released.
3 November 2012 to
3 December 2012
Supplementary information to EIS public consultation
28 May 2012 Request by Coordinator-General for proponent to provide supplementary information to EIS.
31 October 2011 to
12 December 2011
EIS public consultation.
9 February 2010 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 473 KB) released.
31 October 2009 to
30 November 2009
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
11 September 2009 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 207 KB)
8 September 2009 Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
11 August 2009 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
10 August 2009 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 1.06 MB), submitted.

Read more about the EIS process.

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