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Exmoor Station Prawn Farm Project

Project overview*

EIS statusCancelled
Description Development of land-based aquaculture, processing facilities and supporting infrastructure to produce tiger prawns.
Proponent De Costi Seafoods Pty Ltd (wholly owned subsidiary of Tassal Group Limited).
Location/s Bloomsbury (approximately 70km northwest of Mackay).
Local government/s Mackay Regional Council
Investment $172 million
Key features
  • approximately 1,000 hectares (ha) of production ponds
  • approximately 200-300 ha of remediation ponds
  • processing, hatchery and nursery facilities
  • bulk materials handling and storage including fuel storage
  • workforce accommodation and facilities
  • on site quarry and screening operations for pond construction.
Construction start date 2021
  • 100 full time equivalent (FTE) (construction)
  • 620 FTE (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

30 July 2021 ‘Coordinated project’ declaration cancelled by Assistant Coordinator-General.
30 June 2021 Request for withdrawal from EIS process received.
14 August 2020 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a ‘controlled action’
17 July 2020 Gazettal (PDF icon 132 KB) of ‘Coordinated project’ declaration.
22 April 2020 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 2.6 MB), submitted.

Further information

Read more about the EIS process.

Last updated: 16 Mar 2023