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Project overview*

EIS status Approved with conditions
Description A new underground coking coal mine (Red Hill Mine) with a yield of 14 million tonnes per annum; and expansion of two existing coking coal mines (Broadmeadow and Goonyella Riverside).
Proponent BM Alliance Coal Operations Pty Ltd
Location/s 20 kilometres north of Moranbah, Central Queensland. Map
Local government/s Isaac Regional Council
Investment Not available
Key features
  • new underground coking coal mine (Red Hill Mine), including coal handling and processing plant and accommodation village
  • extension of three longwall panels of BMA's existing underground Broadmeadow Mine
  • incremental expansion of BMA's existing open-cut Goonyella Riverside Mine
Jobs
  • 2000 (construction)
  • 1500 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
13 August 2015 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of controlled action subject to conditions. More information
4 June 2015 Coordinator-General's report on final EIS (PDF icon 7.0 MB) released.
30 October 2014 to
27 November 2014
Additional information to EIS being assessed by relevant government agencies.
1 April 2014 Additional information to EIS requested by Coordinator-General.
14 December 2013 to
13 February 2014
EIS public consultation
6 September 2013 Terms of reference (PDF icon 692 KB) released.
13 July 2013 to
12 August 2013
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
20 June 2013 Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
17 June 2013 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 249 KB)
14 May 2013 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
13 May 2013 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 4.1 MB), submitted.

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