Project overview*

EIS status EIS active
Description Greenfield metallurgical coal mine with a yield of up to 8 million tonnes of product coal for approximately 30 years, for steel production.
Proponent Winchester South Coal Operations Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Whitehaven Coal
Location/s Approximately 30 km south-east of Moranbah. Map
Local government/s Isaac Regional Council
Investment $1 billion
Key features
  • open-cut metallurgical coal mine
  • mine infrastructure areas including workshops and a coal handling and preparation plant
  • rail loop and train load out facility
  • private access road
  • raw water pipeline connecting to the Eungella pipeline network
  • electricity transmission line from the existing power network
  • on-site temporary construction accommodation camp
Construction start date 2021
  • 500 (construction)
  • 450 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
Currently Draft terms of reference for EIS being prepared.
17 April 2019 Gazettal (PDF icon 247 KB) of ‘coordinated project’ declaration.
14 February 2019 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 8.8 MB), submitted.

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