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Project overview*

EIS status EIS active
Description Large-scale, greenfield metallurgical coal mine with a yield of up to 14 million tonnes per annum of coking coal for steel production.
Proponent Pembroke Resources South Pty Ltd.
Location/s Approximately 40 kilometres south-east of Moranbah. Map
Local government/s Isaac Regional Council.
Investment $1b
Key features
  • open cut coal mine
  • coal handling and preparation plant
  • 18 km rail spur and on site rail loop
  • raw water pipeline connecting to the Eungella pipeline network
  • private access roads
  • electricity transmission line
Expected completion 2025 – construction phase
  • 500-700 (construction)
  • 960 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Have your say

The Coordinator-General has prepared draft terms of reference (TOR) for an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Olive Downs Project.

The draft TOR sets out the matters Pembroke Resources South Pty Ltd must address when preparing the EIS.

You are invited to comment on whether the draft TOR adequately covers all the matters the project proponent must address when preparing the EIS.

The Coordinator-General will consider your comments before finalising the TOR.

Comments close at 5 pm on 12 May 2017.

Read and comment on the draft TOR

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
8 April 2017 to 12 May 2017 Draft terms of reference (PDF icon 778 KB) for EIS public consultation
06 March 2017 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a 'controlled action'
17 February 2017 Gazettal (PDF icon 239 KB) of 'coordinated project' declaration.
24 January 2017 Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.
20 January 2017 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 6.4 MB) , submitted.

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