The Lake Vermont Meadowbrook Project is a proposed extension of the existing Lake Vermont Coal Mine, within Mineral Development Licence (MDL) 303 and MDL 429.
The Project is located within the Bowen Basin of Central Queensland, approximately 30km NE of Dysart and 180km SW of Mackay. The proposed Project will enable the production from the existing Lake Vermont Mine be maintained at its currently rated output of approximately 9 million tonnes per annum. The Project will achieve this by substituting the forecast future decline in open cut output with production from a new underground extension to recover the deeper resources.
The Project will use underground longwall mining to recover the coal resource, being hard coking coal and pulverised coal injection coal. Mined coal will be washed via the existing Coal Handling and Preparation Plant, before being loaded for train transportation at the existing train load-out facility.
The Project will provide significant contributions to both the local and regional economy; including through employment, procurement and royalties. The Project will maintain our presence in the local community of Dysart, and enhance our existing support. We look forward to extending many of our current local and regional relationships with suppliers, customers, employees, and other stakeholders at the Lake Vermont Meadowbrook Project.
An environmental impact statement (EIS) has been prepared for the project, under the Queensland Environmental Protection Act 1979. The EIS identifies the potential environmental impacts and the measures to be implemented to mitigate and manage impacts. The ‘Terms of Reference’ for the EIS are provided via the link below, in conjunction with the ‘Initial Advice Statement’ for the Project as well as the Final EIS Submission.
Updates to this webpage will be made as the EIS progresses.
Project specific enquiries may also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or (07) 3877 6700.