Byerwen Coal Project
|EIS status||Approved with conditions|
|Description||Open-cut coal mine with a yield of up to 10 million tonnes per annum.|
|Proponent||Byerwen Coal Pty Ltd (joint venture between QCoal Pty Ltd and JFE Steel)|
|Location/s||Northern Bowen Basin, 20 km west of Glenden and 140 km west of Mackay. Map|
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|2 October 2014||Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of 'controlled action', subject to conditions.|
|2 July 2014||Coordinator-General's Report for the Byerwen Coal project ( 5 MB) released.|
|29 January 2014 to
25 February 2014
|Additional information for the EIS and submissions being assessed by other government agencies.|
|16 September 2013||Additional information for the EIS requested by Coordinator-General.|
|8 June 2013 to
23 July 2013
|Draft EIS public consultation|
|19 July 2011||Terms of reference for EIS ( 874 KB) released.|
|9 April 2011 to
16 May 2011
|Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.|
1 March 2011
Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration ( 236 KB)
4 February 2011
Application, including initial advice statement ( 2.4 MB), submitted.
|13 January 2011||Project deemed a 'controlled action' by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.|
|14 December 2010||Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.|
Project change application – Relocation of Southern Infrastructure
|3 July 2015||Coordinator-General's report on project change ( 236 KB) released.|
|2 June 2015||Proponent's project change application submitted ( 717 KB).|
Annual report to the Coordinator-General
The proponent is required to submit an annual report to the Coordinator-General.
For more information, visit the Byerwen Coal project web page.
Last updated: 09 Nov 2021