Current projects

The department is responsible for coordinating environmental impact statement (EIS) assessment processes under Chapter 3 of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (EP Act).

The list below provides links to information about resource projects currently undergoing EIS assessments coordinated by the department.

Current EIS assessment processes

Current mining processes
Project Current status Next action date
Aurukun Bauxite project Department did not allow submitted EIS to proceed to public notification. Proponents are preparing amended EIS. 31 Dec 2023
Baralaba South project Final ToR issued. Proponent prepares EIS. The proponent has been granted an extension of time to submit the EIS. 19 Dec 2023
Galalar Silica sand project Final ToR issued. Proponent prepares EIS. The proponent has been granted a four-month extension of time to submit the EIS. 31 Mar 2023
Lake Vermont Meadowbrook project Final ToR issued. Proponent prepares EIS. 3 Mar 2023
Saraji East Mining Lease project Proponent responds to submissions. 31 Jan 2024
Surat Basin Carbon Capture and Storage Project Public notification of EIS 23 Feb 2023