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South Galilee Coal Project

Project overview*

EIS statusApproved with conditions
DescriptionA new open-cut and underground thermal coal-mining operation with a yield of up to 17 million tonnes per annum.
ProponentAMCI (Alpha) Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of the AMCI Group)
Location/sGalilee Basin, 12 km south-west of Alpha and about 180 km west of Emerald. Map
Local government/sBarcaldine Regional Council
Investment$4.2 billion
Key features
  • one open-cut and underground coal mine
  • rail spur connecting to the Central Western Railway
  • coal handling infrastructure
  • mine water management system
  • on-site accommodation village
  • 1600 (construction)
  • 1288 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

2 December 2019The Coordinator-General’s evaluation report for the EIS for the project will lapse in accordance with the relevant provisions of the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971.
15 July 2015Commonwealth Minister for the Environment's approval of controlled action subject to conditions. More information
2 December 2014Coordinator-General's report on final EIS (PDF icon 3.1 MB) released.
2 June 2014 to 30 June 2014Additional information to EIS being assessed by other government agencies.
8 February 2013Additional information for the EIS requested by Coordinator-General.
20 October 2012 to
3 December 2012
EIS public consultation.
30 November 2010Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 1.68 MB) released.
7 August 2010 to
13 September 2010
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
16 June 2010Project deemed a controlled action by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
4 June 2010Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 180 KB)
18 May 2010Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
15 March 2010Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 2.01 MB), submitted.

Read more about the EIS process.

Further information

For more information, visit the South Galilee Coal Project website.

Last updated: 09 Nov 2021