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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/s 700049, 700050, 700051 and 700065 – for a term of 35 years.

 

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 mining/purpose of coal mining black coal (ERA 13) on ML 700049, 700050 and 700051 and for the purpose of road/access/right of way, pipeline – water only and electrical transmission line on ML 700065 on the following land parcels within the Isaac Regional Council:

 

Road Reserves, Peak Downs Dysart Road, Lot 1 CNS78, Lot 2 CNS77, Lot 5 CNS90, Lot 5 SP110795, Lot 4 CNS15, Lot 8 SP277384 and Lot 11 KL135.

 

The application is located at approximately 30km kilometres southeast of Moranbah.

 

The applicant is: Whitehaven WS Pty Ltd (100%)

 

Date and time application lodged:

  • ML700049 14/06/19, 2:02pm
  • ML700050 14/06/19, 1:56pm
  • ML700051 14/06/19, 1.58pm
  • ML700065 3/09/20, 8:30am                              

Mining activities to be carried out include: Mining coal, clearing vegetation, electrical switching yard, electrical transmission line, environmental dams, rail load-out loop, coal handling and preparation plant, flood levees, flood mitigation works, industrial facilities, mine waste/spoil dumps, pipeline – water only, power lines/aerials, rehabilitation/remediation, road/access/right of way, transport/conveyor/vehicular, transport vehicular haul road, 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 Resources office Building E, 25 Yeppoon Road, PARKHURST QLD 4702 or may be obtained by contacting the local mines assessment hub on (07) 4936 0169 or [email protected].

 

Environmental authority documents

The application documents for the proposal consist of the following:

Site Specific Environmental Authority Application form; Application Supporting documents;

Copies of, or extracts from, the application documents may be inspected at the Department of Environment and Science 99 Hospital Road, EMERALD QLD 4720 or may be obtained by contacting Permit and Licence Management by phone on 1300 130 372 or by email on [email protected].

Copies of the standard conditions and eligibility criteria for a resource activity can be obtained by accessing the Department of Environment and Science website www.des.qld.gov.au or by contacting Permit and Licence Management by phone on 1300 130 372 (select option 4) or by email on [email protected]v.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/submission period, during which objections/submissions can be given, concludes on 24 September 2021 at 4.30pm (AEST).

A properly made objection and/or submission must be received on or before 4.30pm (AEST) on the last day of the objection/submission 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: [email protected]

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 0169 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:

 

 

Whitehaven WS Pty Ltd

GPO Box 3224, Brisbane QLD 4000

[email protected]

 

In accordance with section 11(2) of the Electronic Transactions (Queensland) Act 2001, an objector may only serve an objection to the applicant by email if the applicant has specified an email address in the prescribed form for the application for a mining lease. To effect service, the objector must only use this email address and not another email address (for example, not an email address found by searching the internet).

 

If an email address is not specified in the application form, it is taken that the applicant has not consented to service of an objection by email.

 

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) 3330 6260 to obtain a submission form or obtain a copy from the departments website. www.des.qld.gov.au