Leases granted for Surat coal project

15 August 2017

Queensland Government: Mining giant Glencore has been granted the first mining leases for a major coal development in the Surat Basin in Queensland’s south-west.

Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today approved the grant of three 27-year leases over 30,000 ha for Stage 1 of Glencore’s proposed $7 billion Wandoan coal project near Roma.

When operational, a new mine could produce up to 22 million tonnes of high-quality thermal coal annually.

This would be the first major coal project of this scale in the Surat Basin, and still requires a rail link to the Port of Gladstone for export.   




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