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List of large resource projects

Large resource projects that have a nearby regional community are subject to the 100% fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) prohibition and anti-discrimination provisions of the SSRC Act. The Coordinator-General has listed these projects in the searchable table below.

The anti-discrimination provisions apply to large resource projects from commencement of the Act.

The 100% FIFO prohibition applies to large resource projects six months following publication of their details on the list.

Definitions

Large resource project

A large resource project means a resource project for which an environmental impact statement is required; or a resource project that holds a site-specific environmental authority under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and has, or is projected to have, 100 or more workers; or a smaller workforce decided by the Coordinator-General, and notified in writing by the Coordinator-General to the owner of the project.

Nearby regional community

A nearby regional community for a large resource project means a town (the name of which is published on the department’s website under section 13) any part of which is within a 125-kilometre radius of the main access to the project, or a greater or lesser radius decided by the Coordinator-General, and notified in writing by the Coordinator-General to the owner of the project;  and that has a population of more than 200 people, or smaller population decided by the Coordinator-General and notified in writing by the Coordinator-General to the owner of the project.

FIFO worker

A FIFO worker for a large resource project means a worker who travels to the project by aeroplane, or another means, from a place that is not a nearby regional community, for the project, to work on the operational phase of the project.

Map of large resource projects affected by the Act

Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Act 2017 - list of large resource projects

Project nameOwnerNearby regional communitiesProject status and date commencedDate published and updates
Dawson Mine (including North, South and Central pits)Anglo American Metallurgical Coal Pty LtdBaralaba, Biloela, Duaringa, Monto, Moura, Mount Morgan, Taroom, Thangool, Theodore, WoorabindaOperational 1961Published 29 March 2018
Grosvenor MineAnglo American Metallurgical Coal Pty LtdCapella, Clermont, Dysart, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Middlemount, Moranbah, Nebo, TieriOperational 2016Published 29 March 2018
Lake Lindsay Mine (also known as Capcoal Open Cut)Anglo American Metallurgical Coal Pty LtdBlackwater, Bluff, Capella, Clermont, Duaringa, Dysart, Emerald, Middlemount, Rubyvale, Sapphire, TieriOperational 1982Published 29 March 2018
Moranbah North MineAnglo American Metallurgical Coal Pty LtdClermont, Dysart, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Mirani, Moranbah, NeboOperational 1998Published 29 March 2018
Grasstree MineAnglo American Metallurgical Coal Pty LtdBlackwater, Bluff, Capella, Clermont, Dysart, Emerald, Middlemount, Moranbah, Rubyvale, Sapphire, TieriOperational 2002Published 29 March 2018
Mungana Mine (including King Vol Mine)Auctus Resources Pty LtdAtherton, Chillagoe, Dimbulah, Herberton, Mareeba, Mareeba – South, Mount Garnet, Tinaroo, Tolga, Tolga – West, WalkaminOperational 2016Published 24 July 2019
Australia Pacific LNGAustralia Pacific LNG Pty LimitedBell, Chinchilla, Dalby, Jackson, Jandowae, Miles, Roma, Surat, Tara, Wallumbilla, Wandoan, YulebaOperational 2015
  • Published 29 March 2018
  • Jackson, Roma and Yuleba added as nearby regional communities 28 May 2019
Baralaba North MineBaralaba Coal Company Pty LtdBanana, Baralaba, Bauhinia, Biloela, Blackwater, Bluff, Bouldercombe, Duaringa, Glendale, Gracemere, Mount Morgan, Moura, Rockhampton, Thangool, Theodore, WoorabindaOperational 2018Published 24 July 2019
Callide Mine (includes Boundary Hill)Batchfire Callide Pty LtdBaralaba, Benaraby, Biloela, Bouldercombe, Calliope, Duaringa, Emu Park, Gladstone, Glendale, Gracemere, Keppel Sands, Kinka Beach, Miriam Vale, Monto, Mount Larcom, Mount Morgan, Moura, Rockhampton, Tannum Sands - Boyne Island, Thangool, Theodore, Woorabinda, Wurdong HeightsOperational 1945Published 29 March 2018
South Walker Creek MineBHP Billiton Mitsui Coal Pty LtdArmstrong Beach, Bakers Creek, Campwin Beach, Dysart, Erakala, Eton, Farleigh, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Grasstree Beach, Haliday Bay - Ball Bay, Hay Point, Mackay, Marian, Middlemount, Mirani, Moranbah, Nebo, Sarina, Sarina Beach, Seaforth, WalkerstonOperational 1996Published 29 March 2018
Poitrel MineBHP Billiton Mitsui Coal Pty LtdArmstrong Beach, Capella, Clermont, Dysart, Eton, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Marian, Middlemount, Mirani, Moranbah, Nebo, Sarina, TieriOperational 2006Published 29 March 2018
Broadmeadow MineBHP Coal Pty LtdClermont, Dysart, Eton, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Mirani, Moranbah, NeboOperational 2005Published 29 March 2018
Caval Ridge MineBHP Coal Pty LtdCapella, Clermont, Dysart, Glenden, Middlemount, Moranbah, Nebo, TieriOperational 2014Published 29 March 2018
Daunia MineBHP Coal Pty LtdArmstrong Beach, Capella, Clermont, Dysart, Eton, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Marian, Middlemount, Mirani, Moranbah, Nebo, Sarina, TieriOperational 2013Published 29 March 2018
Goonyella Riverside MineBHP Coal Pty LtdClermont, Dysart, Eton, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Mirani, Moranbah, NeboOperational 1971Published 29 March 2018
Peak Downs MineBHP Coal Pty LtdCapella, Clermont, Dysart, Glenden, Middlemount, Moranbah, Nebo, TieriOperational 1972Published 29 March 2018
Saraji MineBHP Coal Pty LtdCapella, Clermont, Dysart, Emerald, Glenden, Middlemount, Moranbah, Nebo, TieriOperational 1974Published 29 March 2018
Blackwater MineBHP Coal Pty LtdBaralaba, Blackwater, Bluff, Capella, Duaringa, Emerald, Middlemount, Sapphire, Springsure, Tieri, WoorabindaOperational 1968Published 29 March 2018
Cook CollieryBounty Mining LimitedBaralaba, Blackwater, Bluff, Capella, Duaringa, Emerald, Middlemount, Rolleston, Springsure, Tieri, Woorabinda, YamalaOperational 2018Published 24 July 2019
Lake Vermont MineBowen Basin Coal Pty LtdCapella, Clermont, Dysart, Emerald, Middlemount, Moranbah, Nebo, TieriOperational 2009Published 29 March 2018
Byerwen MineByerwen Coal Pty LtdCollinsville, Eton, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Haliday Bay - Ball Bay, Marian, Midge Point, Mirani, Moranbah, Mount Julian, Nebo, Proserpine, Scottville, Seaforth, WalkerstonOperational 2017Published 29 March 2018
Ravenswood Gold MineRavenswood Gold Pty LtdAlice River, Alligator Creek, Alva Beach, Arcadia Bay, Ayr, Balgal Beach, Black River, Bluewater, Bluewater Park, Brandon, Charters Towers, Collinsville, Cungulla, Giru, Home Hill, Horseshoe Bay, Kalamia Estate, Nelly Bay, Nome, Picnic Bay, Rangewood, Saunders Beach, Scottville, Toolakea, Toomulla, Townsville, YabuluOperational 2006
  • Published 29 March 2018
  • Ownership transferred from Carpentaria Gold Pty Ltd 1 April 2020
Capricorn Copper MineCapricorn Copper Pty LtdMount IsaOperational 2017Published 29 March 2018
Mount Carlton MineConquest Mining LimitedAirlie Beach - Cannonvale, Alligator Creek, Alva Beach, Ayr, Bowen, Brandon, Collinsville, Cungulla, Giru, Hideway Beach - Dingo Beach, Home Hill, Kalamia Estate, Merinda, Mount Julian, Nome, Proserpine, ScottvilleOperational 2013Published 29 March 2018
Rocklands Copper MineCuDECO LimitedCloncurry, Mount IsaOperational 2016Published 29 March 2018
Ensham MineEnsham Resources Pty LtdBlackwater, Bluff, Capella, Clermont, Duaringa, Dysart, Emerald, Middlemount, Rubyvale, Sapphire, Springsure, Tieri, Willows Gemfields, WoorabindaOperational 1993Published 29 March 2018
Carborough Downs MineFitzroy Queensland Resources LimitedArmstrong Beach, Capella, Clermont, Dysart, Eton, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Marian, Middlemount, Mirani, Moranbah, Nebo, Sarina, Tieri, WalkerstonOperational 2006Published 29 March 2018
Eloise Copper MineFMR Investments Pty LimitedCloncurry, Julia CreekOperational 2011Published 29 March 2018
Clermont MineGlencore Australia Holdings Pty LtdCapella, Clermont, Dysart, Emerald, Middlemount, Moranbah, Rubyvale, Sapphire, Tieri, Willows GemfieldsOperational 2007Published 29 March 2018
Lady Loretta MineGlencore Australia Holdings Pty LtdCamooweal, Mount IsaOperational 2012Published 29 March 2018
Ernest Henry MineGlencore Australia Holdings Pty LtdCloncurry, Julia CreekOperational 1998Published 29 March 2018
Mount Isa Mines (includes George Fisher Mine)Glencore Australia Holdings Pty LtdCloncurry, Mount IsaOperational 1924Published 29 March 2018
Collinsville MineGlencore Coal Australia Pty LtdAirlie Beach - Cannonvale, Ayr, Bowen, Brandon, Collinsville, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Hamilton Island, Hideaway Bay - Dingo Beach, Home Hill, Kalamia Estate, Merinda, Midge Point, Mount Julian, Proserpine, ScottvilleOperational 1952Published 29 March 2018
Newlands MineGlencore Coal Australia Pty LtdCollinsville, Eton, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Haliday Bay - Ball Bay, Marian, Midge Point, Mirani, Moranbah, Mount Julian, Nebo, Proserpine, Scottville, Seaforth, WalkerstonOperational 1981Published 29 March 2018
Oaky North Underground Mine (includes Oaky Creek Surface Operations, Oaky North Mine and Oaky No. 1 Mine)Glencore Coal Queensland Pty LimitedBlackwater, Bluff, Capella, Clermont, Dysart, Emerald, Middlemount, Rubyvale, Sapphire, Springsure, Tieri, Willows GemfieldsOperational 1983Published 29 March 2018
Rolleston MineGlencore Coal Queensland Pty LimitedBlackwater, Bluff, Emerald, Springsure, Willows Gemfields, WoorabindaOperational 2005Published 29 March 2018
Phosphate Hill MineIncitec Pivot LimitedBouliaOperational 1966Published 29 March 2018
Jellinbah Mine (includes Jellinbah East and Jellinbah Plains Mine)Jellinbah Group Pty LtdBaralaba, Blackwater, Bluff, Capella, Duaringa, Dysart, Emerald, Middlemount, Springsure, Tieri, WoorabindaOperational 1989Published 29 March 2018
Cracow MineAeris Resources LimitedBiloela, Cracow, Eidsvold, Monto, Moura, Mundubbera, Taroom, Thangool, Theodore, WandoanOperational 2003
  • Published 29 March 2018
  • Cracow added as a nearby regional community 25 July 2018
Bauxite Hills MineMetro Mining LimitedBamaga, Injinoo, Mapoon, Napranum, New Mapoon, Seisia, Umagico, WeipaOperational 2018Published 24 July 2019
Minerva MineMinerva Coal Pty LtdBlackwater, Bluff, Capella, Emerald, Rubyvale, Sapphire, Springsure, Tieri, Willows GemfieldsOperational 2005Published 29 March 2018
Pajingo MineMinjar Gold Pty LtdCharters TowersOperational 1987Published 29 March 2018
Dugald River MineMMG Dugald River Pty LtdCloncurry, Mount IsaOperational 2017Published 29 March 2018
Saint Elmo Vanadium MineMulticom Resources LimitedJulia Creek, RichmondConstruction expected to commence 2021Published 28 August 2020
Mount Rawdon MineMt Rawdon Operations Pty LtdAgnes Waters, Aldershot, Apple Tree Creek, Bargara - Innes Park, Bauple Forest, Biggenden, Boonooroo - Tuan, Booral, Bundaberg, Burnett Heads, Burrum Heads, Burrum Heads - East, Burrum Heads - South, Cherbourg, Childers, Cordalba, Curra, Eidsvold, Elliott Heads, Gayndah, Gin Gin, Glenwood, Gooburrum, Goomeri, Hervey Bay, Howard, Kilkivan, Maaroom, Maryborough, Miriam Vale, Monto, Moore Park, Mount Perry, Mundubbera, Murgon, Oakhurst, Oakwood, Pacific Haven, Proston, River Heads, Seventeen Seventy, Sharon, Sloping Hummock, South Bingera, Sunshine Acres, Tiaro, Toogoom, Torbanlea, Walligan, Wondai, WoodgateOperational 2001Published 29 March 2018
Century Zinc MineNew Century Resources LimitedDoomadgee

Gregory
Operational 2018
  • Published 24 July 2019
  • Gregory added as nearby regional community 17 September 2021
New Acland MineNew Hope Corporation LimitedAllora, Aratula, Bell, Blackbutt, Blue Mountain Heights, Brightview, Cambooya, Cecil Plains, Cherbourg, Chinchilla, Clifton, Coominya, Crows Nest, D'Aguilar, Dalby, Dayboro, Deebing Heights, Delanys Creek, Esk, Fernvale, Forest Hill, Gatton, Glenore Grove, Goombungee, Gowrie Junction, Gowrie Mountain, Grantham, Greenmount, Harrisville, Helidon, Highfields, Jandowae, Kalbar, Kensington Grove - Regency Downs, Kilcoy, Kingaroy, Kingsthorpe, Laidley, Laidley Heights, Lockrose, Lowood, Marburg, Meringandan, Meringandan West, Millmerran, Minden Village, Mount Nebo, Murgon, Murphys Creek, Nanango, Oakey, Peak Crossing, Pittsworth, Placid Hills, Plainland, Prince Henry Heights, Proston, Rosewood, Samford Valley - Highvale, Samford Village, Southbrook, Tara, Thagoona, Toogoolawah, Toowoomba, Walloon, Warwick, Westbrook, Willowbank, Withcott, Wondai, Woodford, Wyreema, Yangan, YarramanOperational 2002Published 24 July 2019
Middlemount MinePeabody Energy Australia Pty LtdBlackwater, Bluff, Capella, Clermont, Dysart, Emerald, Middlemount, Moranbah, Rubyvale, Sapphire, TieriOperational 2011Published 29 March 2018
Millennium MinePeabody Energy Australia Pty LtdArmstrong Beach, Capella, Clermont, Dysart, Eton, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Marian, Middlemount, Mirani, Moranbah, Nebo, Sarina, TieriOperational 2005Published 29 March 2018
Moorvale MinePeabody Energy Australia Pty LtdArmstrong Beach, Bakers Creek, Campwin Beach, Clermont, Dysart, Erakala, Eton, Farleigh, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Grasstree Beach, Hay Point, Marian, Middlemount, Mirani, Moranbah, Nebo, Sarina, Sarina Beach, Tieri, WalkerstonOperational 2003Published 29 March 2018
North Goonyella Coal MinePeabody Energy Australia Pty LtdCollinsville, Dysart, Eton, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Marian, Mirani, Moranbah, Nebo, ScottvilleOperational 1994Published 29 March 2018
Coppabella MinePeabody Energy Australia Pty LtdArmstrong Beach, Bakers Creek, Campwin Beach, Dysart, Erakala, Eton, Farleigh, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Grasstree Beach, Haliday Bay - Ball Bay, Hay Point, Mackay, Marian, Middlemount, Mirani, Moranbah, Nebo, Sarina, Sarina Beach, Seaforth, WalkerstonOperational 1988Published 29 March 2018
Olive Downs MinePembroke Olive Downs Pty LtdArmstrong Beach, Capella, Carmila, Clermont, Coppabella, Dysart, Eton, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Middlemount, Mirani, Moranbah, Nebo, Sarina, St Lawrence, TieriConstruction expected to commence 2020 Published 24 July 2019
Drake MineQCoal Pty LtdAirlie Beach - Cannonvale, Bowen, Collinsville, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Haliday Bay - Ball Bay, Hideaway Bay - Dingo Beach, Marian, Merinda, Midge Point, Mirani, Mount Julian, Proserpine, Scottville, SeaforthOperational 2014
  • Published 29 March 2018
Sonoma MineQCoal Pty LtdAirlie Beach - Cannonvale, Ayr, Bowen, Collinsville, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Haliday Bay - Ball Bay, Hamilton Island, Hideaway Bay - Dingo Beach, Home Hill, Merinda, Midge Point, Mirani, Mount Julian, Proserpine, Scottville, SeaforthOperational 2008
  • Published 29 March 2018
  • Ayr added as a nearby regional community 25 July 2018
Queensland Curtis LNGQGC Pty LimitedBell, Cecil Plains, Chinchilla, Dalby, Jandowae, Miles, Tara, WandoanOperational 2014Published 29 March 2018
Hail Creek MineHail Creek Holdings Pty LtdArmstrong Beach, Bakers Creek, Campwin Beach, Collinsville, Dysart, Erakala, Eton, Farleigh, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Grasstree Beach, Haliday Bay - Ball Bay, Hay Point, Mackay, Marian, Midge Point, Mirani, Moranbah, Nebo, Proserpine, Sarina, Sarina Beach, Scottville, Seaforth, WalkerstonOperational 2002
  • Published 29 March 2018
  • Ownership transferred from Queensland Coal Pty Limited 21 June 2019
Kestrel MineQueensland Coal Pty LimitedBlackwater, Bluff, Capella, Clermont, Dysart, Emerald, Middlemount, Rubyvale, Sapphire, Springsure, Tieri, Willows GemfieldsOperational 1983Published 29 March 2018
Foxleigh MineRealm Resources LtdBlackwater, Bluff, Capella, Clermont, Dysart, Emerald, Middlemount, Moranbah, Rubyvale, Sapphire, TieriOperational 1999Published 29 March 2018
Barbara ProjectRound Oak Minerals Pty LtdCloncurry, Mount IsaOperational 2019Published 24 July 2019
Mount Colin MineRound Oak Minerals Pty LtdCloncurry, Mount IsaOperational 2019Published 24 July 2019
Amrun Mine (also known as South of the Embley)RTA Weipa Pty LtdAurukun, Mapoon, Napranum, WeipaOperational August 2018Published 24 July 2019
Weipa Mine (includes Andoom Operations and East Weipa Operations)RTA Weipa Pty LtdAurukun, Mapoon, Napranum, WeipaOperational 1963Published 29 March 2018
Gladstone LNGSantos Limited (JV with Santos Limited, Petronas Total and Kogas)Amby, Hodgson, Injune, Jackson, Miles, Mitchell, Muckadilla, Roma, Surat, Taroom, Wallumbilla, Wandoan, YulebaOperational 2015
  • Published 29 March 2018
  • Amby, Hodgson, Jackson, Muckadilla and Yuleba added as nearby regional communities 25 July 2018
Isaac Plains Mine (includes Isaac East Mine)Stanmore Coal LimitedClermont, Dysart, Eton, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Middlemount, Mirani, Moranbah, Nebo, TieriOperational 2005Published 29 March 2018
Isaac Downs projectStanmore IP South Pty LtdCapella, Clermont, Coppabella, Dysart, Eton, Finch Hatton, Glenden, Middlemount, Mirani, Moranbah, Nebo, TieriConstruction expected to commence 2021Published 8 March 2021
Cameby Downs MineSyntech Resources Pty LtdBell, Chinchilla, Dalby, Jackson, Jandowae, Miles, Tara, Taroom, Wallumbilla, Wandoan, YulebaOperational 2010
  • Published 29 March 2018
  • Jackson and Yuleba added as nearby regional communities 25 July 2018
Meandu MineTEC Coal Pty LtdBeachmere, Beerburrum, Beerburrum - North, Beerwah, Bell, Black Mountain, Blackbutt, Blue Mountain Heights, Boreen Point, Brightview, Cambooya, Cecil Plains, Cherbourg, Coominya, Cooran, Cooroibah, Cooroy, Crows Nest, Curra, D'Aguilar, Dalby, Dayboro, Delaneys Creek, Donnybrook, Esk, Eumundi, Fernvale, Flaxton, Forest Acres, Forest Hill, Gatton, Glass House Mountains, Glenore Grove, Glenview, Glenwood, Goombungee, Goomeri, Gowrie Junction, Gowrie Mountain, Grantham, Greenmount, Gympie, Helidon, Highfields, Imbil, Jandowae, Kandanga, Kenilworth, Kensington Grove - Regency Downs, Kiels Mountain, Kilcoy, Kilkivan, Kingaroy, Kingsthorpe, Kureelpa, Laidley, Laidley Heights, Landsborough, Lockrose, Lowood, Maleny, Mapleton, Marburg, Meridan Plains, Meringandan, Meringandan West, Minden Village, Mooloolah, Mount Nebo, Murgon, Murphys Creek, Nahrunda, Nambour, Nanango, Oakey, Palmwoods, Peachester, Pie Creek, Pittsworth, Placid Hills, Plainland, Pomona, Prince Henry Heights, Proston, Rosewood, Samford Valley - Highvale, Samford Village, Sandstone Point - Ningi, Southbrook, Sunshine Coast, Thagoona, The Palms, Toogoolawah, Toorbul, Toowoomba, Walloon, Westbrook, Willowbank, Withcott, Witta, Wondai, Woodford, Wyreema, Yandina, YarramanOperational 1984Published 29 March 2018
Blair Athol MineTerraCom AustraliaCapella, Clermont, Dysart, Emerald, Middlemount, Moranbah, Rubyvale, Sapphire, Tieri, Willows GemfieldsOperational 2017Published 29 March 2018
Curragh MineCoronado Curragh Pty LtdBaralaba, Blackwater, Bluff, Capella, Dysart, Duaringa, Emerald, Middlemount, Rubyvale, Sapphire, Springsure, Tieri, WoorabindaOperational 1983
  • Published 29 March 2018
  • Ownership transferred from Wesfarmers Resources Limited 29 March 2018
Yarrabee MineYarrabee Coal Company Pty LtdBlackwater, Bluff, Capella, Duaringa, Dysart, Emerald, Middlemount, Tieri, WoorabindaOperational 1978Published 29 March 2018

Last updated: 21 Oct 2021