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Project overview*

EIS status Recommended project proceed subject to conditions and recommendations
Description Coal export terminal with an ultimate capacity of 84 million tonnes per annum; and rail and supporting infrastructure.
Proponent (original/current) Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited/Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Pty Ltd
Location/s Port of Gladstone. Map
Local government/s Gladstone Regional Council
Key features
  • Three shiploading conveyor streams serving three shiploaders across four coal-export berths
  • Coal stockyard and materials handling systems
  • Provision for two additional import berths
  • Marine facilities, including jetty and wharf
  • Dredging of channel and swing basin

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
8 November 2013 The Coordinator-General extended the currency period for the EIS Evaluation Report from 7 January 2014 to 7 January 2016.
22 December 2011 Extension to date the Coordinator-General's report on the EIS lapses - to 7 January 2014.
1 April 2008 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of controlled action, subject to conditions. More information
7 January 2008 Coordinator-General's report on EIS (PDF icon 1.42 MB) released.
August/September 2007 Agency and submitter consultation on supplementary report to EIS (PDF icon 3.69 MB). Also available at State Library of Queensland (record number: 780917).
13 November 2006 to
8 January 2007
Public consultation on EIS. Also available at State Library of Queensland (record number: 770379).
22 March 2006 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 476 KB) released.
14 January 2006 to
14 February 2006
Public consultation on draft terms of reference for EIS.
25 November 2005 Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
28 October 2005 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
7 October 2005 Gazettal of 'significant project' declaration (PDF icon 206 KB)
30 September 2005 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 3.5 MB), submitted.

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Project changes

Project change application - Development of a stacker/reclaimer stockyard (WEXP1 and WEXP2)

Date Activity
21 December 2012 Coordinator-General's report on project change (PDF icon 1 MB) released, approving the change.
19 December 2012 Additional information to project change application relating to workforce and accommodation (PDF icon 386 KB)
22 October 2012 Addendum to project change application submitted
25 May 2012 Proponent's project change application submitted.

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