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Etheridge Integrated Agricultural Project

Project overview*

EIS status Lapsed
Description Development of a large-scale farm and integrated agri-processing facilities.
Proponent Integrated Food and Energy Developments Pty Ltd
Location/s 78 kilometres west of Georgetown, Gulf Savannah Queensland. Map
Local government/s Etheridge Shire Council
Key features
  • 65,000 hectares of cropping land, including sugar cane and guar bean
  • 241,000 hectares of grazing land
  • bioprocessing precinct, incorporating:
    • 4.8 million-tonne sugar mill
    • 200,000-head meat processing plant
    • 1000 hectares of red claw farming
    • ethanol refineries
    • biodiesel plant
    • bio-ammonia plant
    • 90-megawatt cogeneration plant
    • extensive processing facilities
  • constructed lakes with a combined capacity of 2 million megalitres
  • overland gravity channels supplying water to pumping stations for trickle-tape irrigation
  • accommodation, including temporary construction camps, seasonal village and permanent residential developments
  • installation and operation of a temporary on-site pipe manufacturing facility during the construction phase.

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
5 September 2016 ‘Coordinated project’ declaration lapsed
27 August 2015 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 5 September 2016.
4 March 2014 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 423 KB) released.
11 January 2014 to
10 February 2014
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
23 December 2013 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 250 KB)
18 December 2013 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 9.15 MB), submitted.

Read more about the EIS process.

Last updated: 09 Nov 2021