Blackwater South Coking Coal project
|EIS status||EIS active|
|Description||Greenfield metallurgical coal mine with a yield of up to 8 million tonnes of product coal per annum for approximately 90 years, for steel production.|
|Proponent||BM Alliance Coal Operations Pty Ltd|
|Location/s||Approximately 50 km south-west of Blackwater, 80 km south-east Emerald. Map|
|Local government/s||Central Highlands Regional Council|
|Construction start date||2029|
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|Currently||Draft EIS being prepared by proponent|
|1 March 2023||Terms of reference for an EIS ( 805 KB)|
|19 November 2022 to 16 December 2022||Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation ( 662 KB)|
|20 September 2022|
Delegate for the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided that the project is a ‘controlled action’.
A project that has the potential to have a significant impact on matters of national environmental significance is called a 'controlled action' and requires approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth).
|3 May 2022||Gazettal ( 246 KB) of 'coordinated project' declaration.|
|19 November 2021||Initial advice statement ( 22.3 MB), submitted.|
Last updated: 16 Mar 2023