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Wongai Project

Project overview*

EIS status'Coordinated project' declaration lapsed
DescriptionUnderground coking coal mine with an expected yield of 1.5 million tonnes per annum; and export facility.
ProponentAust-Pac Capital Pty Ltd
Location/s 150 kilometres north-west of Cooktown, bordering Princess Charlotte Bay and Cape Melville National Park.
Local government/sCook Shire Council
Key features
  • underground coal mine
  • 15-kilometre conveyor
  • coal stockpiles
  • barge-loading terminal
  • covered coal barges
  • floating transhipper

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

27 July 2015'Coordinated project' declaration lapsed.
31 January 2014Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 27 July 2015.
27 July 2012Final terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 379 KB) issued.
12 May 2012 to
12 June 2012
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
18 April 2012Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 65 KB)
25 November 2011Revised initial advice statement (PDF icon 6.28 MB) submitted.
22 September 2011Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a controlled action. More information
25 August 2011Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
18 August 2011Application, including original initial advice statement, submitted.

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Media releases

Last updated: 16 Mar 2023