Olive Downs Project - draft terms of reference for an environmental impact statement

Closed 12 May 2017

Opened 6 Apr 2017


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 Olive Downs 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 the proponent, Pembroke Resources South Pty Ltd, must address when preparing the EIS.

About the project

The Olive Downs Project is an open cut metallurgical coal mine with an 18km rail spur to the Norwich Park Branch Railway, a water pipeline to the Eungella pipeline network, an electricity transmission line and access roads. The mine will be able to produce up to 14 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of steel-making coal for up to 30 years. The proposed mine site is located approximately 40 km south-east of Moranbah, Queensland, within the Isaac Regional Council local government area.

 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.

1. Click on our link to read the draft TOR.


Visit one of the following display locations between 10 April 2017 and 12 May 2017 to view a printed copy of the draft TOR:

  • Dysart Library, Shannon Crescent, Dysart
  • Moranbah Library, Grosvenor Complex, Batchelor Parade, Town Square Moranbah
  • Middlemount Library, Shopping Centre, Middlemount
  • Nebo Library, 10 Reynolds Street, Nebo 
  • State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane
  • National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra.

Send your comments using one of the following methods:

 2. Click on the 'Make a comment' link below


Send your comments to one of the following:

Email:      olivedowns@coordinatorgeneral.qld.gov.au

Post:         EIS Project Manager—Olive Downs Project
                  Coordinated Project Delivery
                  Office of the Coordinator-General
                  PO Box 15517
                  City East Qld 4002 Australia

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

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What happens next

The Coordinator-General will consider all comments received on the draft terms of reference (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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