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PUBLIC NOTICE

Date listed: 12/11/2020

MINING LEASE NOTICE

AND ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORITY

Mineral Resources Act 1989 – Section 252

Environmental Protection Act 1994 – Section 152

Proposed Coal Mine – Mining Lease Application Number 700060 - for a term of 10 years – Emerald Mining District.

It is advised that an application has been made for a mining lease and environmental authority under the provisions of the above mentioned Acts, for the purpose of mining coal on the following land parcels within the Isaac Regional Council:

Lot 10 on SP208611 - Lands Lease, Lot 26 on CNS125 – Lands Lease, Saraji Road – Road Reserve.

The application is located at approximately 33km south east of Moranbah

The applicant is: Queensland Coking Coal Pty Ltd (50%) and Qld Coal Aust No.1 Pty Ltd (50%)

Date and time application lodged:  20th March 2020, 1:02pm

Mining activities to be carried out include: Mining Coal, explosives/magazine, mine waste/spoil dumps, power lines/aerials, processing plant, road/access/right of way, stock pile ore/overburden, water management, water supply, workshop/machinery/storage.

Mining lease application documents

The application documents consist of the Application for Mining Lease, copies of or extracts from the application documents, and the endorsed Mining Lease Notice detailing the location and description of the land applied for (including surface area and access), may be downloaded from the Departments website https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/mining-energy-water/resources/public-notices-tenders or may be inspected at the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy office - Coal Assessment Hub, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Building E, 25 Yeppoon Road, Parkhurst Qld 4702 or may be obtained by contacting the local mines assessment hub on (07) 4936 ... or coalhub@dnrme.qld.gov.au. These documents are also available on the Vitrinite Pty Ltd website www.vitrinite.com.au.

Environmental authority documents

The application documents for the proposal consist of the following:

Site Specific Environmental Authority Application Vulcan Mine Complex Project, Application supporting documentation, Progressive Rehabilitation and Closure (PRC) Plan and PRC Schedule.

Application documents may be inspected or accessed from the Department of Environment and Science’s website at https://environment.des.qld.gov.au/management/activities/non-mining/regulation/environmental-authority/current-ea-applications. These documents are also available on the Vitrinite Pty Ltd website www.vitrinite.com.au.

Copies of, or extracts from, the application documents may also be obtained at the Department of Environment and Science Business Centre (Coal), 99 Hospital Road, Emerald Qld 4720 or by contacting Permit and Licence Management by phone on 1300 130... or by email on palm@des.qld.gov.au.

Making a properly made objection/submission

It is advised that any person/entity may make an objection to the grant of the mining lease, and/or a submission about the application for the environmental authority. The objection period, during which objections can be given, concludes on 17th December 2020 at 4.30pm (AEST).

A properly made objection or submission must be received on or before 4.30pm (AEST) on the last day of the objection period. It must be lodged with the chief executive in writing in the approved form, addressed to the relevant Assessment Hub:

Coal Assessment Hub

Building E, 25 Yeppoon Road

Parkhurst QLD 4702

PO Box 3679, Red Hill QLD 4701

Email: CoalHub@dnrme.qld.gov.au

Objection for the mining lease application:

A properly made objection in respect to the grant of the mining lease is one that:

  • is lodged, on or before the last objection day for the application with the chief executive in writing in the approved form;
  • states the grounds of the objection and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds
  • is signed and dated by each person/entity (i.e. signatory) making the objection; and
  • states the name and address of each signatory.

Intending objectors should either contact the relevant assessment hub on (07) 4936 ... and obtain the approved objection form (MRA-20) or obtain the approved objection form from the department’s website. https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/mining-energy-water/resources/applications-compliance/forms-fees.

A copy of the objection must also be served upon the applicant/s on or before the last day of the objection period at the following address:

Queensland Coking Coal Pty Ltd & Qld Coal Aust No.1 Pty Ltd

c/ Vitrinite Pty Ltd

PO Box 87, Morningside Qld 4170

Submissions for the Environmental Authority application:

A properly made submission must meet all of the following requirements:

  • be written or made electronically
  • state the name and address of each submitter
  • be made to the administering authority stated above
  • be received on or before the last day of the submission period
  • state the grounds of the submission and the facts and circumstances relied on in support of the grounds.

Intending submitters may contact the Department of Environment and Science on (07) 4987 ... to obtain a submission form or obtain a copy from the department’s website at https://environment.des.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/word_doc/0011/90011/rs-fm-submission-application-amendment-ea.docx.

Vulcan Mine 4093 Saraji Rd 4721 Winchester 4744, Moranbah 4744