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Project overview*

EIS status 'Significant project' declaration lapsed
Description Underground coal gasification (UCG) operation
Proponent Linc Energy Ltd
Location/s Linc Energy's mining and exploration tenements, 20 km south-west of Chinchilla, southern Queensland.
Local government/s Western Downs Regional Council
Key features
  • gas-to-liquids plant (up to 40,000 barrels per day of diesel)
  • 200-megawatt gas turbine power plant

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

'Significant project' declaration lapsed

As the proponent's environmental impact statement (EIS) had not been completed by the extended deadline of 30 June 2012, the 'significant project' declaration lapsed.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
30 June 2012 'Significant project' declaration lapsed.
19 November 2009 Period for submission of EIS extended to 30 June 2012, to allow the feasibility and sustainability of the UCG industry to first be assessed.
19 November 2007 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 1.49 MB) released.
25 August 2007 to
24 September 2007
Public consultation on draft terms of reference for EIS.
10 August 2007 Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
12 July 2007 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
25 May 2007 Gazettal of 'significant project' declaration (PDF icon 74 KB)
6 November 2006 Application, including Initial advice statement (PDF icon 527 KB), submitted.

Read more about the EIS process.