Baralaba South project

Project overview

Current stage


  • Construction and operation of a greenfield, multi-seam, open-cut coal mine extracting up to 5 million tonnes per year (Mtpa) of run-of-mine (ROM) coal.
  • Open cut coal mine.
  • Conventional truck and shovel methods.
  • Conventional coal handling and preparation plant and conveyor systems.
  • Haul road and ancillary access tracks.
  • Water management infrastructure; including two mine water dams, eight sediment dams and seven clean water dams.
  • A realignment of approximately 4.5km of the Moura-Baralaba Road.
  • A new power line and associated upgrades to Powerlink’s Baralaba Substation.
  • An external supply of water to the mine during extended dry periods from the Dawson Valley Scheme; groundwater bores or; the Benleith Water Scheme.
  • Support infrastructure including accommodation camp.


  • Mount Ramsay Coal Company Pty Limited.


  • Approximately 115 kilometres (km) south west of Rockhampton and 8km south of Baralaba.

Local government

  • Banana Shire Council.


  • Approximately 19 years.


  • Up to 275 (construction).
  • Approximately 600 (operational).

Commonwealth Approval needed

  • Yes (controlled action 2012/6547)  single EIS assessment process for Queensland and the Commonwealth.

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

The process for the assessment of this project is as follows:

  1. Submission of draft TOR
  2. Public notification of draft TOR
  3. Final TOR issued—EIS in preparation
  4. Public notification of EIS
  5. Proponent responds to submissions
  6. EIS assessment report

The proponent is currently preparing the EIS. The proponent has been granted an extension of time to revise the mine plan to reduce the proposed project’s output to approximately 2Mtpa of ROM coal. This is primarily to mitigate potential flooding impacts of activities on the Dawson River floodplain. The proponent is required to submit the EIS to the department by 19 December 2023.

Notice and documents

Publicly available documents can be obtained by accessing the links below or by contacting Mount Ramsay Coal Company Pty Limited on 07 3088 4670 or emailing

Further information

For further information about the EIS process for this proposal, contact the EIS Coordinator (Baralaba South project) on 13QGOV (13 74 68) or email