Law Reform · Energy & Climate

Have your say: China Stone EIS before 7 September 2015

03 September, 2015

Queensland's Coordinator-General invites you to have your say on the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the China Stone Coal project in Queensland's Galilee Basin.

Prepared by MacMines Austasia Pty Ltd (MacMines), the draft EIS describes the project and its potential environmental impacts.

The Coordinator-General seeks your views on the draft EIS, including the effectiveness of the strategies MacMines proposes to manage the project's environmental impacts.

As a consequence of recent changes to the Environmental Protection Act, a submission made at this stage in the assessment of a coordinated project will form the basis of any objections proceedings in the Queensland Land Court. It is important to make a submission at this stage if you wish to preserve your right to take an objection to the Land Court later.

The Coordinator-General will consider all properly made submissions and the draft EIS provided by the proponent, before preparing a final evaluation report either approving or refusing the project.

Submissions close at 5pm on 7 September 2015.

Have you say in 5 easy steps

1. Read the draft EIS, here.

2. Download our template submission, here.

3. Replace highlighted sections with your details, and add your opinions;

4. Send your submission to one of the following:


Project manager – China Stone Coal project
Coordinated Project Delivery Division
Office of the Coordinator-General
PO Box 15517
City East Qld 4002 Australia

Fax: +61 7 3220 6502

5. Let us know you made a submission, by emailing us at

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