|EIS status||Recommended project proceed subject to conditions and recommendations|
|Description||Open-cut coal mine with a yield of 5.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), and associated infrastructure.|
|Proponent||BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Coal Operations. BMA is the manager and agent on behalf of the Central Queensland Coal Associates Joint Venture between BHP Billiton Ltd and Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd.|
|Local government/s||Isaac Regional Council|
BMA Bowen Basin Coal Growth Project
The Caval Ridge Mine is one of the four components of the BMA Bowen Basin Coal Growth Project. The others are:
- Daunia Mine: new open-cut coal mine (4 mtpa) and coal handling preparation plant.
- Moranbah Airport: new airport, to replace the existing Moranbah airport. (This project has been discontinued.)
- Goonyella Riverside Mine Expansion: expansion of existing open-cut and underground coal mine from 16mtpa to 24 mtpa. (This project has been discontinued.)
Please note: Although all four components were covered in the same initial advice statement and terms of reference for the EIS, each component was the subject of a separate EIS.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|30 November 2011||Addendum to Coordinator-General's report on EIS ( 1.75 MB) released, approving the extension of time to submit the EIS for the subsequent Red Hill Mine component of the project to 30 November 2012.|
|9 August 2010||Coordinator-General's report on EIS ( 1.7 MB) released.|
|13 November 2009 to
14 December 2009
|Public consultation on supplementary information to EIS.|
|7 February 2009 to
9 March 2009
|Public consultation on EIS|
|6 November 2008||Terms of reference for EIS ( 506 KB) released.|
|23 September 2008||Project deemed a 'controlled action' by Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.|
|20 August 2008||Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.|
|18 July 2008||Gazettal of 'significant project' declaration ( 205 KB)|
|27 May 2008||Application, including initial advice statement ( 1.11 MB), submitted.|
Australian Government approval
Social impact management plan
As part of its EIS, BMA prepared a social impact management plan.
Since the publication of the Coordinator-General's report on the EIS, BMA has applied for changes to the project.
Buffel Park Accommodation Village
- LNP acts on three major projects (12 April 2012)
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.