Determinations around the possible need for further assessments under national environmental law should be announced this week.
The Project will be developed and operated by Waratah Coal, a subsidiary of the Clive Palmer owned Mineralogy Pty Ltd (Mineralogy).
Waratah Coal is a privately owned Australian coal exploration and coal development company that holds extensive mining concessions within the Galilee Basin, including the approved China First Project which includes the rail system Mining Area South will connect to.
Waratah Coal has applied for a ML and an Environmental Authority (EA) to enable the development of the Project
The mine covering around 144,000 ha be located in the Galilee Basin region within Barcaldine, Charters Towers and the Isaac local government areas.
Construction of the mine is planned for 2027 with operations to commence in 2030 with a planned life of 30 years.