Dataset: China Stone Coal Project initial advice statement



This dataset and its metadata statement were supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third party and are presented here as originally supplied.

This dataset contains reports and appendices related to the EIS/IAS for the China Stone Coal Project. Tables, figures and maps have been extracted from these reports to produce supplementary datasets.

Project China Stone (the project) involves the construction and operation of a large-scale greenfield coal mine in Central Queensland. The project site is located approximately 270 km south of Townsville and 300 km west of Mackay at the northern end of the Galilee Basin (Figure 1).

The project is anticipated to have a peak production rate in the order of 60 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of Run of Mine (ROM) coal. This equates to a peak clean thermal coal production rate of approximately 45 Mtpa, for the export market. Mining will target coal seams within the Colinlea Sandstone and Bandanna Formation. Coal will be mined using both open cut and underground mining methods. The project will have a mine life in excess of 40 years.

The project will also require the development of a rail connection from the mine site to port and the development of suitable port capacity. A number of options are currently being considered in relation to off-lease rail connections. Abbot Point is the current preferred port option (Figure 1).

The project proponent is Macmines Austasia Pty Ltd (MacMines). MacMines is wholly owned by the Yao family and is a related entity of Shanxi Meijin Energy Group Limited (Meijin). Meijin is a Chinese based privately owned energy company. Further detail on the project proponent is provided in Section 2.1.

Dataset History

Individual reports within this dataset were downloaded from the QLD Government Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning website.

Dataset Citation

Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (2014) China Stone Coal Project initial advice statement. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 12 December 2018,

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