CopperString Project – draft terms of reference for an environmental impact statement

Closed 2 Aug 2019

Opened 8 Jul 2019


Queensland's Coordinator-General invites you to have your say on the draft terms of reference (TOR) for an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the CopperString Project.

Prepared by the Coordinator-General, the draft TOR sets out the matters to be studied within the EIS. You are invited to comment on whether the draft TOR adequately covers all the matters CuString Pty Ltd must address when preparing the EIS.

About the project

The proponent, CuString Pty Ltd, proposes to develop the $1 billion CopperString Project. The proponent proposes a 1,100 kilometre 275 kilovolt overhead high voltage electricity transmission line, with support towers and associated sub-stations, from a new sub-station at Woodstock, south of Townsville, to the Chumvale Sub-station, near Cloncurry.

Subject to demand, the project may extend west to Mount Isa, with spur lines south and north to mines and renewable energy facilities. The project traverses eight local government areas; Townsville, Burdekin, Charters Towers, Flinders, Richmond, McKinlay, Cloncurry and Mount lsa.

How to comment

There are a number of different ways to provide comments on this draft TOR. You only need to provide comments using one of these methods. Replicated responses received through different methods will only be counted as one submission.

  1. Click on the ‘Make a comment’ link below
  2. Email your submission to   
  3. Post your submission to:

Attention: Coordinator-General
C/- Project Manager – CopperString Project
Coordinated Project Delivery Division
Office of the Coordinator-General
PO Box 15517
City East Qld 4002 Australia

You can read the draft TOR here or by visiting the following display locations between 8 July 2019 and 2 August 2019 during the venue’s business hours:

  • Mount Isa City Library, 23 West Street, Miles End
  • Burdekin Library, 108 Graham Street, Ayr
  • Cloncurry Bob McDonald Library, Scarr Street, Cloncurry
  • Julia Creek Library, 56 Burke Street, Julia Creek
  • Richmond Library, 76 Goldring Street, Richmond
  • Charters Towers Excelsior Library, 130 Gill Street, Lissner
  • Townsville City Libraries Aitkenvale, 4 Petunia Street, Aitkenvale
  • Flinders Library, Corner Gray and Brodie Street. Hughenden

The document will be avalable to view online at:

  • State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane
  • National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra

Note: If you wish to attach anything (e.g. maps, images or supporting documents), please use the email option instead of the online form.

What happens next

After consultation closes, the Coordinator-General evaluates all properly made comments received on the draft TOR, then issue a final TOR to the project proponent. The proponent then has 18 months to prepare a draft environmental impact statement in accordance with the final TOR.


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