Key Information

Product:  Thermal coal
Mining method:  Open cut
Location:  Near Wandoan, Queensland (EPC650, EPC 1603, EPC 1171, MLA 50254, 50270, 50271)
Reserves and Resources: See our latest ASX JORC Announcement
Development status: Mining Lease applications proceeding 


The Elimatta Project is located in Southern Queensland, approximately 45 kilometres (km) southwest of Taroom and 380 km northwest of Brisbane. The Project covers approximately 5,000 hectares, including the Mining Lease applications 50254, 50271 and 50270 and land underlying a 36 km long rail and services corridor connecting the project area to the Surat Basin Rail corridor.

Key project infrastructure includes a coal handling and processing plant, rail load-out facility, tailings storage facilities, spoil dumps, mining voids, site water management dams, the permanent relocation of a section of Horse Creek and an accommodation village. The predicted mine life is approximately 40 years including construction, operation, decommissioning and rehabilitation.

Product coal will transported for export from Gladstone via Gladstone Port Authority or Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal. 


The site is situated on predominantly freehold land and includes parts of some public roads that will need to be relocated for the project to proceed. An ongoing community consultation program has been operating as part of the EIS studies and for the project in general. 


The shallow target seams at Elimatta are a part of the Upper Walloon Coal Measures. The Walloon subgroup features regular coal seams of between 0.3-6m thickness, typically consisting of multiple coal plies per seam. The upper A and B seams are consistently thicker than the other seam units and less banded in their appearance. These target seams also coalesce in the central region of the site, creating a 10-13 metre thick sparsely banded coal unit. 

Approvals Process

The Elimatta project has progressed through the Land Court process and is now negotiating landholder and council compensation agreements prior to the granting of the mining leases.

Elimatta EIS documents for download

Elimatta EIS Appendix

EIS Response to Submissions

Environmental Management Plan

Environmental Management Plan Assessment Report

Amended Initial Development Plan

Combined Public Notice of Application for Mining Lease and Environmental Authority

Certificate of Public Notice

Environmental Authority

Gas Party Consent

MLA 50254

MLA 50270

MLA 50271

Partial Abandonment Application MLA 50270

Update to Elimatta MLAs Supporting Information under s386J Mineral Resources Act