AndrewFraserMP Andrew Fraser
The Coordinator-General has prepared draft terms of reference (TOR) for the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Goonyella to Abbot Point Rail Project.
The draft TOR set out the matters that BHP Billiton MetCoal Holdings Pty Ltd must address when preparing the EIS.
The public and state government advisory agencies are invited to comment on whether the draft TOR adequately cover all the matters the project proponent must address when preparing the EIS.
The Coordinator-General will consider your comments before finalising the TOR.
Comments close at 5pm on Monday 5 March 2012.
(The project's impacts on matters of national environmental significance are being assessed separately by the Australian Government.)
How to comment
- Read the draft TOR
If you have special communication needs and wish to comment, telephone the EIS project manager on +61 7 3836 0667 to make alternative arrangements.
Send your completed comment form to one of the following:
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|6 February 2012 to|
5 March 2012
|Public consultation on draft terms of reference for EIS.|
|24 October 2011||Gazettal of 'significant project' declaration.|
|23 September 2011||Project deemed a 'controlled action' by federal environment minister.|
|25 August 2011||Application, including initial advice statement (PDF, 3.8 MB), submitted.|
|18 August 2011||Project referred to federal environment minister.|
For more information, visit BHP Billiton's regulatory information web page.
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.