|EIS status||EIS active|
|Description||Greenfield open-cut thermal and metallurgical coal mine with a yield of up to 16 million tonnes of coal per annum for approximately 37 years.|
|Proponent||Valeria Coal Holdings Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Glencore Coal Pty Ltd.|
|Location/s||Approximately 27 km north-west of Emerald. Map|
|Local government/s||Central Highlands Regional Council|
|Construction start date||2024|
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.
Have your say
The Coordinator-General has prepared a draft terms of reference (TOR) for an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Valeria Project.
The draft TOR sets out the matters Valeria Coal Holdings Pty Ltd must address when preparing the EIS.
You are invited to comment on whether the draft TOR adequately covers all the matters the project proponent must address when preparing the EIS.
The Coordinator-General will consider your comments before finalising the TOR.
Comments close at 5 pm on Friday 21 October 2022.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|27 August 2022 to 21 October 2022|
Draft terms of reference ( 675KB) for EIS public consultation.
|June 2020 to August 2022|
Preparation of the draft terms of reference has been pending proponent's project refinements ( 9.7MB).
|14 January 2022|
Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a ‘controlled action’.
The Valeria Project comprises of:
Note: Assessment of a request to the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment to reconsider the controlled action decision under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 for the Valeria project is underway.
|12 June 2020||Gazettal ( 245 KB) of ‘Coordinated project’ declaration.|
|30 April 2020||Application, including initial advice statement ( 12.6 MB), submitted.|
Last updated: 26 Aug 2022