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Valeria Project

Project overview*

EIS statusEIS active
Description Greenfield open-cut thermal and metallurgical coal mine with a yield of up to 16 million tonnes of product 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
Investment $1.5 billion
Key features
  • open-cut thermal and metallurgical coal mine
  • mine infrastructure areas including a coal handling and preparation plant
  • approximately 70-kilometre rail line, rail loop and train load out facility
  • site access roads, water supply pipeline, communications, and powerline infrastructure
  • workers accommodation village
  • mine water management dams and storage facilities
  • sewage treatment facilities
  • office buildings and amenities
Construction start date 2024
  • 1400 (construction)
  • 1250 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

CurrentlyDraft terms of reference for EIS and comments being assessed.
27 August 2022 to 21 October 2022

Draft terms of reference (PDF icon 675KB) for EIS public consultation.

June 2020 to August 2022

Preparation of the draft terms of reference has been pending proponent's project refinements (PDF icon 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 (PDF icon 245 KB) of ‘Coordinated project’ declaration.
30 April 2020 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 12.6 MB), submitted.

Further information

Read more about the EIS process.

Last updated: 21 Oct 2022