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South Burnett Coal Project

Project overview*

EIS statusLapsed
DescriptionOpen cut thermal coal mine and multi-use transport corridor
ProponentMRV Tarong Basin Coal Pty Ltd
  • Mine: 6 kilometres (approximate) south of Kingaroy
  • Transport corridor: 131 kilometre (approximate) from mine to Theebine
Local government/s
  • South Burnett Regional Council (mine & transport corridor)
  • Gympie Regional Council (transport corridor)
  • Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council (transport corridor)
  • Fraser Coast Regional Council (transport corridor)
  • Mine: $200-250 million
  • Transport corridor: $300-700 million
Key features
  • open cut coal mine
  • coal transport infrastructure
Expected completion2019
  • 600 (construction)
  • 500 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

19 June 2018'Coordinated project' declaration lapsed
19 December 2016Terms of Reference for EIS (PDF icon 362 KB)
17 October 2016 – 5pm on 14 November 2016Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation (PDF icon 440 KB)
18 August 2016Gazettal (PDF icon 239 KB) of 'coordinated project' declaration.
8 August 2016Final initial advice statement (PDF icon 23.7 MB) submitted.
21 June 2016Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a 'controlled action'. More information
11 May 2016Application, including initial advice statement, submitted.
10 May 2016Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.

Further information

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Last updated: 03 Mar 2022