Project overview*

EIS status EIS active
Description Greenfield open-cut thermal and metallurgical coal mine with a yield of up to 17 million tonnes of coal per annum for approximately 35 years.
Proponent Valeria Coal Holdings Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Glencore Coal Pty Ltd.
Location/s Approximately 27 km north-west of Emerald. Map
Local government/s Central Highlands Regional Council
Investment $1.5 billion
Key features
  • open-cut thermal and metallurgical coal mine
  • mine infrastructure areas including a coal handling and processing plant
  • rail loop and train load out facility
  • site access roads
  • mine water management dams and storage facilities
  • sewage treatment facilities
  • office buildings and amenities
Construction start date 2024
Jobs
  • 1400 (construction)
  • 950 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
Currently Draft terms of reference for EIS being prepared.
12 June 2020 Gazettal (PDF icon 245 KB) of ‘Coordinated project’ declaration.
12 June 2020 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 12.6 MB), submitted.

Further information

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