The deadline for public submissions on Clive Palmer's planned Galilee coal mine has been extended. Image by Jono Searle/AAP PHOTOS

Mining and Resources

Delay for Palmer’s Galilee coal mine plan

2020-02-13 17:10:12

Mining magnate Clive Palmer faces further delay to his proposed Galilee Basin coalmine after the Queensland government extended the objection deadline.

Mr Palmer’s company Waratah Coal has proposed two open-cut operations and four underground longwall operations in central Queensland, removing a total of 40 million tonnes of coal a year.

It will include coal handling preparation plants and a 453km rail transportation network to Abbot Point.

The Galilee Coal Project – formerly known as China First – is understood to be four times the size of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine.

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy granted the extension until April 3 to allow the community extra time to provide submissions.

“Like all resources projects, the Galilee Coal Project must meet Queensland’s stringent environmental, technical and financial requirements,” a spokesman said.

Waratah Coal has been contacted for comment.