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Project overview*

EIS status Recommended project proceed subject to conditions and recommendations
Description Open-cut thermal coal mine producing 22 million tonnes per annum; and supporting infrastructure.
Proponent Wandoan Joint Venture (Glencore Coal Queensland Pty Limited (75%), ICRA Wandoan Pty Ltd (12.5%), and Sumisho Coal Australia Pty Ltd (12.5%))
Location/s Five kilometres west of Wandoan township. Map
Local government/s Western Downs Regional Council
Key features
  • open-cut thermal coal mine
  • coal handling and preparation plant
  • water-supply pipeline

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
10 November 2016 The Coordinator-General extended the currency period for the EIS Evaluation Report from 13 November 2016 to 13 November 2017.
2 November 2015 The Coordinator-General extended the currency period for the EIS Evaluation Report from 13 November 2015 to 13 November 2016.
11 November 2014 The Coordinator-General extended the currency period for the EIS Evaluation Report from 13 November 2014 to 13 November 2015.
14 March 2011 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of 'controlled action', subject to conditions. More information
12 November 2010 Coordinator-General's report on EIS released.
16 November 2009 to
18 December 2009
Public consultation on supplementary information to EIS
6 December 2008 to
2 February 2009
Public consultation on EIS
5 November 2008 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 573 KB), released.
18 August 2008 to
15 September 2008
Public consultation on draft terms of reference for EIS.
21 July 2008 Project deemed a 'controlled action' by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
23 June 2008 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
11 January 2008 Gazettal of 'significant project' declaration (PDF icon 171 KB)
19 December 2007 Application, including Initial advice statement (PDF icon 399 KB) submitted.

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Project changes

Since the publication of the Coordinator-General's report on the EIS, the proponent has applied for project changes.

Further information

For more information, visit the Wandoan Coal Project website.