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    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

    Leases granted for Surat coal project

    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

    Tuesday, August 08, 2017

    Leases granted for Surat coal project

    Mining giant Glencore has the been granted the first mining leases for a major coal development in the Surat Basin in Queensland’s south-west.

    Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today approved the grant of three 27-year leases over 30,000 ha for Stage 1 of Glencore’s proposed $7 billion Wandoan coal project near Roma.

    When operational, a new mine could produce up to 22 million tonnes of high-quality thermal coal annually.

    This would be the first major coal project of this scale in the Surat Basin, and still requires a rail link to the Port of Gladstone for export.   

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