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Kevin's Corner Project

Project overview*

EIS statusApproved with conditions
DescriptionCombined underground and open-cut coal mine with an ultimate capacity of 30 million tonnes per annum.
ProponentHancock Galilee Pty Ltd
Location/sGalilee Basin, 160 km west of Emerald. Map
Local government/sBarcaldine Regional Council
Key features
  • two open-cut coal mines
  • three underground mine areas
  • coal handling and preparation facilities
  • mine waste and water facilities
  • mine infrastructure area
  • light industrial area
  • on-site accommodation village
  • on-site airstrip with a 2.5 km runway
  • 17.8 km rail spur
  • 8 km mine access road
Investment$6 billion^
  • 1500 (construction)^
  • 2000 (operational)^

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

^ The proponent has provided updated figures for investment and jobs since the Coordinator-General's report was issued on 30 May 2013.

Common user infrastructure

The Kevin's Corner mine will use the rail and port infrastructure being built as part of the Alpha Coal Project to transport product coal to the Port of Abbot Point for export. Common port facilities will also be used for both projects.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

29 May 2017The Coordinator-General extended the currency period for the EIS Evaluation Report from 31 May 2017 to 31 May 2019.
1 November 2013Commonwealth Minister for Environment's approval of controlled action subject to conditions. More information
30 May 2013Coordinator-General's  report on EIS (PDF icon 4.73 MB) released.
3 November 2012 to
3 December 2012
Supplementary information to EIS public consultation
28 May 2012Request by Coordinator-General for proponent to provide supplementary information to EIS.
31 October 2011 to
12 December 2011
EIS public consultation.
9 February 2010Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 473 KB) released.
31 October 2009 to
30 November 2009
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
11 September 2009Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 207 KB)
8 September 2009Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
11 August 2009Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
10 August 2009Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 1.06 MB), submitted.

Read more about the EIS process.

Media releases

Last updated: 09 Nov 2021