Cameby Downs Continuation Project

The Cameby Downs Mine is located approximately 360 kilometres (km) west-north-west of Brisbane in the Western Downs Regional Council local government area.

The Cameby Downs Mine is owned and operated by Syntech Resources Pty Ltd (Syntech Resources) and is managed by Yancoal Australia Ltd. Syntech Resources is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited.

Operating in accordance with Environmental Authority (EA) EPML00900113, the Cameby Downs Mine operation consists of an open cut coal mine and associated infrastructure, coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP) and rail load-out infrastructure within Mining Lease (ML) 50233.

The mine is currently approved to extract up to 2.8 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of run-of-mine (ROM) coal with a mine life of approximately 45 years. After processing, approximately 2.2 Mtpa of product (thermal) coal is produced from the Cameby Downs Mine. Product coal is loaded onto trains within ML 50233, and transported to the Port of Brisbane for export.

Syntech Resources has lodged an amendment application to the Cameby Downs Mine EA EPML00900113 in accordance with section 224 of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld) to approve the Cameby Downs Continued Operations Project (the Project).

The Project involves extension of operations within ML 50233 and into Mining Lease Applications (MLAs) 50258, 50259, 50260 and 50269, at a mining rate of 3.5 Mtpa, for a period of approximately 75 years.

This Environmental Values Assessment assesses the potential environmental impacts associated with the development of the Project in accordance with the Department of Environment and Science’s (DES) Information Request dated 12 January 2017.

Information relevant to the Cameby Downs Continuation Project can be accessed below -