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Projects discontinued or on hold

The following table lists those 'coordinated projects' for which the environmental impact statement (EIS) process has been discontinued or is on hold.

(Prior to 21 December 2012, these projects were called 'significant projects'.)

Status descriptions

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EIS process

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Project nameLocationStatusDate of decision/outcome
Astral Calcining PlantGladstoneRepealed19 February 2013
Aurukun Bauxite Mine & Port DevelopmentAurukun - 35 km northLapsed25 February 2010
Aurukun East Coast Alumina Refinery & Port DevelopmentBowen - 25 km north-westWithdrawn30 June 2010
Balaclava Island Coal Export TerminalBalaclava Island - 40 km north of GladstoneCancelled29 May 2013
Belvedere CoalMoura - 7 km north-eastRepealed30 October 2012
Capricorn Integrated Resort9 km north of YeppoonWithdrawn17 November 2022
Central Queensland Integrated RailThe line was proposed to run from the Galilee Basin before linking with existing lines taking coal to the Port of Abbot Point near Bowen, or the Hay Point or Dalrymple Bay ports near MackayLapsed22 September 2014
China Stone Coal ProjectApproximately 300km west of MackayLapsed*22 November 2022
Connors River Dam and PipelinesSarina  - 70 km southLapsed3 July 2021
CopperString (previous)Woodstock to CloncurryRepealed25 September 2012
Darwin to Moomba Gas Pipeline (gazetted as Epic Energy (Victoria) Investments Darwin to Moomba Gas Pipeline)North Western QueenslandRepealed20 February 2013
Dudgeon Point Coal Terminals ProjectPort of Hay Point, 25 km south of MackayCancelled20 June 2014
Eastern Pipeline Interconnector - North Stradbroke Island Borefield and Pipeline ComponentNorth Stradbroke IslandRepealed23 November 2012
Emu Swamp Dam (also known as Granite Belt Irrigation)Southern Downs Regional CouncilLapsed1 April 2023
Etheridge Integrated Agricultural Project78 km west of Georgetown, Gulf Savannah QueenslandLapsed5 September 2016
Exmoor Station Prawn Farm ProjectBloomsbury, 70km northwest of MackayCancelled30 July 2021
Fertilizer Plant PickanjinnieRoma - 34 km eastRepealed25 September 2012
Fitzroy Terminal50 km south-east of RockhamptonLapsed5 May 2014
Galilee Basin Power Station30 km north-west of AlphaLapsed13 April 2015
Galilee Coal (Shoalwater Bay)Alpha - 35 km north-westCancelled26 November 2013
Gladstone Energy and Ammonia project15 km north west of Gladstone, in the Gladstone State Development Area.Lapsed30 April 2022
Gladstone Steel Making FacilityGladstone State Development Area, Gladstone Cancelled21 November 2018
Gold Coast International Marine Precinct**CoomeraLapsed29 March 2011
Gold Coast Marine Development (Notional Seaway Project)Gold CoastCancelled27 October 2015
Goonyella Riverside Mine Expansion (part of the gazetted Bowen Basin Coal Growth Project)30 km north of MoranbahLapsed30 November 2012
Goonyella to Abbot Point Rail Project Goonyella Riverside Mine, approximately 24 kilometres north-west of Moranbah, to the Port of Abbot Point, near BowenCancelled7 November 2013
Hook Island Wilderness Resort RedevelopmentWhitsundays - 20 km north-east of Shute HarbourRepealed13 December 2012
Hummock Hill Island Residential, Tourism, Space Launch60km south of GladstoneCancelled3 April 13
I-METT (Integrated Motorsport Education Tourism and Technology)Gilberton, Gold CoastLapsed17 December 2010
Inland Rail –Kagaru to Acacia Ridge and BromeltonKagaruto Acacia Ridge and BromeltonDecision not to declare13 April 2021
IsaLink High Voltage Direct Current Electricity TransmissionRockhampton to Mt IsaRepealed25 September 2012
KUR-World Integrated Eco-ResortApproximately 20 km north-west of Cairns and 4 km west of KurandaLapsed6 December 2019
Landsborough to Nambour RailSunshine Coast HinterlandLapsed*9 November 2015
Linc Energy Underground Coal GasificationChinchilla - 20 km south-westLapsed30 June 2012
Mary River WeirWest of NoosaRepealed11 December 2012
Melbourne - Brisbane - Gladstone Inland Rail LinkGoondiwindi (Carrington-Gladstone)Repealed26 October 2012
Moranbah Airport (part of the gazetted Bowen Basin Coal Growth Project)Moranbah regionLapsed30 November 2012
Moranbah & Nebo Power StationMoranbah - 4.5 km north-westRepealed26 October 2012
Nathan Dam and PipelinesDam wall: on Dawson River, approximately 36 km north-east of Taroom Pipeline: from dam, through the Surat Basin, to WarraLapsed*1 June 2021
North Queensland Country Club Resort and Equestrian Centre 30 km north-west of TownsvilleLapsed18 March 2021
North Surat - Collingwood Coal Project12 km north-east of WandoanCancelled11 June 2015
North Surat - Taroom Coal3 km south-east of TaroomCancelled11 June 2015
NT Link ProjectQueensland border, south of Camooweal (north-west of Barkly) to Mica Creek 6 km south-west of Mount IsaCancelled13 June 2016
Papua New Guinea to Queensland Gas Pipeline - Ballera LateralTownsville South to BalleraLapsed01 April 2008
Papua New Guinea to Queensland Gas Pipeline - Gove LateralGove (NT) to WeipaLapsed26 June 2008
Pinkenba Ethanol Bio-RefineryBrisbane CBD - 10 km north-eastRepealed26 September 2012
Pisolite Hills50 km north-east of WeipaLapsed23 December 2014
REMONDIS Waste to Energy Facility10 km south-east of IpswichWithdrawn7 March 2022
Selwyn Mines Expansion Project100 kilometres south of ConclurryCancelled6 April 2016
Shute Harbour Marina DevelopmentShute HarbourCancelled21 March 2013
South Burnett Coal Project6 km south of Kingaroy (Mine)

Kingaroy to Theebine (Transport Corridor)
Lapsed19 June 2018
Stuart Oil Shale – Stage 2Fisherman's Landing, Port of GladstoneCancelled27 March 2013
Tarong Energy Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (Wivenhoe)WivenhoeCancelled26 March 2013
Three Rivers Irrigation ProjectNormanton - 90 km southLapsed7 January 2019
Townsville Power StationTownsvilleRepealed13 December 2012
Townsville South Power StationTownsvilleRepealed23 November 2012
Traveston Crossing Dam Project – Stage 1Gympie - 27 km southCancelled11 July 2013
Tropical Paradise ResortCairns - 18 km southLapsed23 May 2012
Underground Bus and Train ProjectBrisbane (Dutton Park to Spring Hill, via Brisbane CBD)On holdNA
United Launch Systems International UNITY ProjectGladstone, 60km southCancelled25 March 2013
Urannah Project80km west of MackayWithdrawn22 December 2022
Valeria Project27km north-west of EmeraldWithdrawn20 December 2022
Wandoan ProjectDarling Downs and West MoretonCancelled27 March 2013
Water for Bowen Water Transport SystemBurdekin River to BowenRepealed21 November 2012
Wongai Project150 km north-west of CooktownLapsed27 July 2015
Yarwun Coal Terminal11 km north-west of GladstoneLapsed24 July 2014
ZeroGenCentral QueenslandRepealed3 June 2011
ZeroGen Clean Coal Power Demonstration ProjectCentral QueenslandLapsed22 December 2008

** The Gold Coast International Marine Precinct was redeclared a 'significant project' on 7 July 2011.

Status descriptions

Cancelled – See section 27AF of the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971.

Decision not to declare – The Coordinator-General has considered the application submitted and decided not to declare the project a coordinated project. See section 27AC of the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971.

Lapsed - The 'coordinated project' declaration lapsed, as the project's EIS was  not submitted within two years of the terms of reference being released or a  later date approved by the Coordinator-General. (For projects declared after 21 December 2012, the standard lapse timeframe is 18 months.)

Lapsed* - The Coordinator-General's report on the EIS lapsed, as construction of the project had not substantially started within four years of the report being published. (For projects declared after 21 December 2012, the standard lapse timeframe is three years.)

Repealed - The 'coordinated project' declaration was repealed by the Coordinator-General under one of two scenarios:

  • following the project proponent's request that the project be withdrawn from the EIS process
  • on the initiative of the Coordinator-General, following the project proponent's failure to make adequate progress during the EIS process.

Withdrawn - The project proponent requested that the project be withdrawn from the EIS process and the Coordinator-General cancelled the coordinated project declaration.

Last updated: 12 Jan 2024