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Project overview*

EIS status Approved with conditions
Description A new open-cut and underground thermal coal-mining operation with a yield of up to 17 million tonnes per annum.
Proponent Joint venture between AMCI (Alpha) Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of the AMCI Group) and Alpha Coal Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of Bandanna Energy Limited)
Location/s Galilee Basin, 12 km south-west of Alpha and about 180 km west of Emerald. Map
Local government/s Barcaldine Regional Council
Investment $4.2 billion
Key features
  • one open-cut and underground coal mine
  • rail spur connecting to the Central Western Railway
  • coal handling infrastructure
  • mine water management system
  • on-site accommodation village
Jobs
  • 1600 (construction)
  • 1288 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
15 July 2015 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of controlled action subject to conditions. More information
2 December 2014 Coordinator-General's report on final EIS (PDF icon 3.1 MB) released.
2 June 2014 to 30 June 2014 Additional information to EIS being assessed by other government agencies.
8 February 2013 Additional information for the EIS requested by Coordinator-General.
20 October 2012 to
3 December 2012
EIS public consultation.
30 November 2010 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 1.68 MB) released.
7 August 2010 to
13 September 2010
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
16 June 2010 Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
4 June 2010 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 180 KB)
18 May 2010 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
15 March 2010 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 2.01 MB), submitted.

Read more about the EIS process.

Media release

State to undertake EIS on major coal project (17 October 2012)

Further information

For more information, visit the South Galilee Coal Project website.