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Project overview*

EIS status Lapsed
Description Integrated, heavy-haul rail system that will link coal mines in the Galilee and Bowen basins to eastern Queensland ports.
Proponent Aurizon Holdings Limited
Location/s The line was proposed to run from the Galilee Basin before linking with existing lines taking coal to the Port of Abbot Point near Bowen, or the Hay Point or Dalrymple Bay ports near Mackay. Map
Local government/s
  • Isaac Regional Council
  • Whitsunday Regional Council
Key features
  • rail line
  • rail yards
  • lay-down areas
  • buildings
  • signals and communication equipment
  • construction camps
  • road works

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
19 September 2014 Proponent withdrew from the EIS process, and advised intention to continue the project's assessment through the Galilee Basin State Development Area application process.
20 September 2012 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 678 KB) released.
5 May 2012 to
4 June 2012
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
19 April 2012 Project deemed to be two 'controlled actions' by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. More information
27 January 2012 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 83 KB)
5 December 2011 Revised initial advice statement (PDF icon 2.92 MB) submitted.
6 October 2011 Application, including original initial advice statement, submitted.

Further information

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