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Publication of Information for Assessment on Preliminary Documentation under Section 95A(4) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Date listed: 10/1/2020

Publication of Information for Assessment on Preliminary Documentation under Section 95A(4) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Jellinbah Coal Mine - Central North Extension, Queensland (EPBC 2018/8139)

 

Invitation for Public Comment

Jellinbah Group Pty Ltd proposes the Jellinbah Coal Mine Central North Extension (EPBC 2018/8139). The purpose of the proposed Project is to extend approved mining activities at the Jellinbah Coal Mine further to the east and expand the area available for spoil dumping and topsoil placement. No changes to the currently approved mining methods or production rates are proposed. The proposed action is located approximately 30km north-east of Blackwater, Qld.

 

The proposed action has been referred under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and determined to be a “controlled action” under the EPBC Act to be assessed on Preliminary Documentation. The controlling provisions under the EPBC Act are:

 

  • Listed threatened species and communities (sections 18 & 18A); and
  • A water resource, in relation to coal seam gas development and large coal mining development (sections 24D & 24E)

 

Pursuant to Section 95A(4) of the EPBC Act, the preliminary documentation is available for viewing in hard copy at the following locations:

 

Blackwater Regional Library

14 Wey St, Blackwater, QLD, 4717

 

Department of Environment and Science

99 Hospital Road, Emerald, QLD, 4720

 

The documents can also be viewed or downloaded free of charge at the following website:

Jellinbah Group

http://www.jellinbah.com.au/public-notices/

 

The preliminary documentation is available for comment for 10 business days from Friday 10th January 2020 until Thursday 23rd January 2020. The closing date for all submissions is Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 5:00pm (Queensland time). Submissions should be in writing, and addressed to:

 

Ms Tara Sullivan

Jellinbah Group Pty Ltd

GPO Box 374

Brisbane Qld 4001

 

Or by email to: cne_epbc@jellinbah.com.au

 

Note: Persons with any special needs (including those for whom English is a second language or with a vision impairment) may contact Gareth Bramston on the details below for assistance in accessing the documentation:

 

Gareth Bramston – AARC Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd

Email: gbramston@aarc.net.au

Ph: 07 3217...

Brisbane 4000