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China First Galilee Coal Project Environmental Impact Assessment


This dataset was supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third party and is presented here as originally supplied. Metadata was not provided and has been compiled by the Bioregional Assessment Programme based on known details at the time of acquisition.

This dataset contains reports and appendices related to the EIS for the Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Project. Tables, figures and maps have been extracted from these reports to produce supplementary datasets.

The Galilee Coal Project (Northern Export Facility) Initial Advice Statement (IAS) defined the project as a new coal mine located near Alpha in the Galilee Basin of Central Queensland, a rail line between the mine and the Port of Abbot Point and new port facilities.

Subsequently, the proponent restricted the project and its environmental impact assessment to the mine and rail components. The project will be referred to by its gazetted title the Galilee Coal Project (GC project) in this Coordinator-General's evaluation report.

This report evaluates the project as assessed in the environmental impact statement (EIS) which involves:

(a) a new coal mine with associated infrastructure located 30 kilometres (km) north of Alpha in the Galilee Basin, Central Queensland

(b) a standard gauge rail link, assessed to 400 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) capacity, from the mine to where it intersects the boundary of the Abbot Point State Development Area (APSDA).

The project is being developed by Waratah Coal Pty Ltd (the proponent), a privately owned Australian coal exploration and coal development company.

A Coordinator-General's report is an essential step in a coordinated project's assessment and approval chain and is fundamental to whether a project proceeds or not. It represents the conclusion of a whole-of-government assessment.

This report evaluates the EIS and environmental effects and social impacts of the GC project and sets conditions and makes recommendations that must be implemented in subsequent development approvals and licences. It has been prepared in accordance with section 35 of the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971 (Qld) (SDPWO Act).

The Commonwealth is separately assessing the project by way of a parallel process.

Dataset History

Individual reports within this dataset were downloaded from the QLD Government Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning website.


Dataset Citation

Waratah Coal Pty Ltd (2014) China First Galilee Coal Project Environmental Impact Assessment. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 12 December 2018, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/430086cc-9cc2-4cad-a21d-ca3eb920bee4.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title China First Galilee Coal Project Environmental Impact Assessment
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/, (c) Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
Data Status active
Update Frequency never
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/2e16c277-b460-4e28-ba37-500334ba02ca
Date Published 2018-12-06
Date Updated 2022-04-13
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
Temporal Coverage 2018-12-06 00:00:00
Geospatial Coverage POLYGON ((0 0, 0 0, 0 0, 0 0))
Jurisdiction Queensland
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program