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Peak Downs Mine Continuation project

Project overview*

EIS statusEIS active
Description Expansion of open cut metallurgical coal mining footprint at the existing Peak Downs Mine, producing up to 18 million tonnes of product coal per annum for approximately 93 years, for steel production.
Proponent BM Alliance Coal Operations Pty Ltd (BMA)
Location/s Approximately 30 km south-east of Moranbah and 40 km north-west of Dysart. Map
Local government/s Isaac Regional Council
Investment $2 billion 
Key features
  • continuation of open-cut mining operations and use of various existing infrastructure (coal handling and preparation plant, rail loading facilities and other)
  • relocation of various existing infrastructure (transmission line, substation feeder, Eungella Water Pipeline southern extension and other)
  • realignment of Peak Downs Mine Road and associated rail level crossing
  • development of water course diversions, levees and relocation of dams
  • construction of new / upgrades of existing infrastructure (access roads, workshops, electricity distribution and other ancillary infrastructure)
Construction start date 2026
  • 160 (construction)
  • 2,400 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Currently Draft EIS being prepared by proponent.
27 July 2023 Terms of reference for an EIS (PDF icon 860 KB).
12 May 2023 to 9 June 2023

Draft terms of reference (PDF icon 862 KB) for EIS public consultation.

4 May 2023 Draft terms of reference for EIS approved for release.
27 January 2023 Gazettal ( 245.5 KB) of 'coordinated project' declaration.
5 January 2023

Delegate for the Australian Minister for the Environment and Water determined the project to be a 'controlled action'More information

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).

23 March 2022

Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 27 MB)  submitted.

Further information

Read more about the EIS process.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2023