Winchester South project
|EIS status||EIS active|
|Description||Greenfield open cut coal mine producing up to 11 million tonnes per annum of primarily metallurgical product coal used for steel making, for up to 28 years.|
|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||2024|
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|7 July 2023|
The Coordinator-General accepted the revised draft EIS as the final EIS and is now preparing the EIS evaluation report
|2 May 2023||The Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 7July 2023|
|8 February 2023||The Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 8 May 2023.|
|21 November 2022 to 19 December 2022|
Revised draft EIS public consultation.
|23 February 2022||The Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 6 March 2023.|
|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'.
Note: Assessment of a request to the Australian Minister for the Environment and Water to reconsider the controlled action decision under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 for the Winchester South project is underway.
|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 Jul 2023