Winchester South project
|EIS status||EIS active|
|Description||Greenfield open cut coal mine with a yield of approximately 353 million tonnes of run of mine (ROM) coal over a 28-year mine life, with an annual extraction rate of up to 17 million tonnes per annum of ROM coal (11 million tonnes per annum of product coal)|
|Proponent||Whitehaven WS Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Whitehaven Coal|
|Location/s||Approximately 30 km south-east of Moranbah. Map|
|Local government/s||Isaac Regional Council|
|Construction start date||2022/23|
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|Currently||Additional information for the EIS is being prepared by proponent.|
|3 December 2021||Additional information for the EIS requested by the Coordinator-General.|
|4 August 2021 to 15 September 2021||Draft EIS public consultation.|
Draft EIS, including appendices.
|26 February 2021||Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 4 March 2022.|
|4 September 2019||Terms of reference for an EIS ( 660 KB) released.|
|17 and 18 July 2019|
Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a 'controlled action'.
|24 June 2019 to 19 July 2019||Public consultation period on draft terms of reference (1.2 MB).|
|17 April 2019||Gazettal ( 247 KB) of ‘coordinated project’ declaration.|
|14 February 2019||Application, including initial advice statement ( 8.8 MB), submitted.|
$1 billion Winchester South project out for public comment (24 June 2019)
Last updated: 07 Dec 2021