Currently, Xstrata Coal is undergoing the final Queensland Government approval process that will allow us to proceed with development of the proposed mine.
In March 2011, the Project received conditional environmental approval from the Federal Government. This approval followed consideration of the Project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Supplementary EIS, and the Queensland Coordinator-General’s report for the Xstrata Coal Wandoan Project by the Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
In November 2010, the Xstrata Coal Wandoan Project received environmental approval from the Queensland Government in accordance with the conditions in the Coordinator-General's Report for the Project in November 2010.
For more information:
Read our media release about the Queensland Land Court's recommendation for mining lease approval for the Xstrata Coal Wandoan Project, and a media release on the Commonwealth Government's environmental approval.
Download the EIS and Supplementary EIS, or a summary of the Coordinator-General's report.
You can also read more about the Project approval process in our fact sheet.
The approval process: