Current environmental authority application or amendment documents

In Queensland, resource activities (which includes coal and mineral mining, petroleum and gas, geothermal and greenhouse gas storage activities) must have a specific type of licence called an environmental authority (EA) to operate legally.

As the environmental regulator, the Department of Environment and Science is responsible for assessing applications for EAs. This includes applications for new EAs and applications to amend existing EAs for resource activities.

The table below provides links to information about current applications for EAs and major amendments to EAs for resource activities that are undergoing public notification as part of the assessment by the department.

Some of these applications may also be undergoing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. Find out more about current EIS projects.

Unless an application lapses or is withdrawn, it is accessible on this web page until a decision is made about the application. If an application for an EA or amended EA is approved, it will be available on the EA register.

Have your say

You can have your say by making a submission on these applications when they are open for public consultation. Details are available on the department’s public notices and consultations web page.

    Coal and gemstone applications

    Application numberApplicant Primary activityLGA Tenure number Date access period begins Application documents
    A-EA-NEW-100261223 Vasilios Vivlios Mining Opal Quilpie Shire Council ML400030 27 June 2022

    Application documents available in multiple parts:

    Part 1 – Environmental authority application (PDF, 115.1KB)

    Part 2 – Land Identification Data (XLSX, 18.0KB)

    Part 3 – GPS Coordinates of Lease (XLSX, 10.2KB)

    Part 4 – Sketch of Site (PDF, 119.0KB)

    A-EA-NEW-100221602 TULLY & ZORWEG PTY LTD Mining opal Barcoo Shire Council ML400021, ML400022, ML400023 30 March 2022 Application document (PDF, 102.1KB)
    A-EA-NEW-100265025 Queensland Coking Coal Pty Ltd, Qld Coal Aust No.1 Pty Ltd Mining black coal Isaac Region MLA700073 21 Jun 2022

    Application documents available in multiple parts:

    Part 1 – Environmental authority application (PDF, 2.0MB)

    Part 2 – Environmental authority application supporting document (PDF, 72.5MB)

    Part 3 – PRCP application (PDF, 490.9KB)

    Part 4 – PRCP Rehabilitation and Closure Plan (PDF, 58.5MB)

    Part 5 – PRCP Schedule (XLSX, 56.8KB)

    P-EA-100246019 Paul Fleming Mining opal Paroo Shire Council ML400024 20 May 2022

    Application document (PDF, 1.3MB)

    Authorised holder representative form (PDF, 1.6MB)

    Mining Permit Report (PDF, 717.9KB)

    Selected Area Map (PDF, 273.9KB)

    Constrained Land (PDF, 405.0KB)

    Exploration Permits (PDF, 296.0KB)

    Production Permits (PDF, 297.5KB)

    A-EA-NEW-100217712 Worldmin Pty Ltd Mining opal Quilpie Shire ML400020 28 Mar 2022 Application document (PDF, 2.6MB)
    A-EA-AMD-100178679 BHP Coal Pty Ltd; QCT Investment Pty. Ltd; Umal Consolidated Pty Ltd; Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd; QCT Mining Pty Ltd; QCT Resources Pty Limited; BHP Queensland Coal Investments Pty Ltd Mining black coal Isaac Regional ML1775; ML70403; ML70462 28 Feb 2022

    Application document (PDF, 120.9KB)

    Application Supporting Document (PDF, 10.1MB)

    Appendix A: HPE Soil and Land Resource Technical Report (PDF, 7.9MB)

    Appendix B: HPE Geochemistry Technical Report (PDF, 4.5MB)

    Appendix C: HPE Air Quality Technical Report (PDF, 3.6MB)

    Appendix D: HPE Noise and Vibration Technical Report (PDF, 8.7MB)

    Appendix E: HPE Surfacewater Technical Report (PDF, 47.6MB)

    Appendix F: HPE Groundwater Technical Report (PDF, 76.5MB)

    Appendix G: HPE Terrestrial Ecology Technical Report (PDF, 11.1MB)

    Appendix H: HPE Aquatic Ecology Technical Report (PDF, 53.7MB)

    Appendix I: HPE Terrestrial GDE Technical Report (PDF, 3.9MB)

    A-EA-AMD-100175487 Queensland Coking Coal Pty Ltd Mining black coal Isaac Regional ML700060 18 Jan 2022

    Application documents available in multiple parts:

    Part 1 – Joint PRCP & EA Amendment application form (PDF, 797.2KB)

    Part 2 – Application supporting information (PDF, 16.6MB)

    Part 3 – PRCP schedule (XLSX, 61.7KB)

    Part 4 – PRC plan (PDF, 38.2MB)

    A-EA-AMD-100166269 Fitzroy (CQ) Pty Ltd Mining black coal Isaac Regional ML70340 ML30374 ML70375 ML70339 MLA700067 6 Dec 2021

    Application documents available in multiple parts:

    Part 1 – Amendment application form (PDF, 124.9KB)

    Part 2 – Amendment application Environmental Assessment Report (PDF, 105.6MB)

    597963 Mt Rosey Mining Company Pty Ltd Mining Charters Towers ML400010 31 Mar 2016 Application documents available in multiple parts:
    Part 1 (PDF, 94.0KB)
    Part 2 (PDF, 69.6KB)
    APP0043095 Magnetic South Pty Ltd Mining black coal Central Highlands Regional ML700056 6 Nov 2019

    Application documents available in multiple parts:

    Part 1 (PDF, 1.2MB)
    Part 2 (PDF, 17.4MB)
    Part 3 (PDF, 19.0MB)
    Part 4 (PDF, 34.2MB)
    Part 5 (PDF, 8.3MB)
    Part 6 (PDF, 2.3MB)
    Part 7 (PDF, 2.6MB)
    Part 8 (PDF, 8.3MB)
    Part 9 (PDF, 23.5MB)
    Part 10 (PDF, 19.8MB)
    Part 11 (PDF, 7.4MB)
    Part 12 (PDF, 6.3MB)
    Part 13 – Information Request Notice (PDF, 622.4KB)
    Part 14 – Applicant comment on information request notice (PDF, 1.2MB)

    Information request response revised supporting information and appendices:

    Part 15 – Volume 1
    (colour coded) (PDF, 73.4MB)

    Part 16 – Volume 1 (PDF, 73.1MB)
    Part 17 – Volume 2 (PDF, 20.7MB)
    Part 18 – Volume 3 (PDF, 67.7MB)
    Part 19 – Volume 4 (PDF, 60.7MB)
    Part 20 – Volume 5 (PDF, 11.3MB)

    Part 21 – Notification of change application (PDF, 1.2MB)

    Part 22 – Information request notice (changed application) (PDF, 610.7KB)

    Information request response revised supporting information and appendices (changed application):

    Part 23 – Information request response (PDF, 3.3MB)

    Part 24 – Revised traffic impact assessment (PDF, 26.8MB)

    Part 25 – Groundwater assessment (PDF, 549.8KB)

    Part 26 – Groundwater figures (PDF, 3.2MB)

    Part 27 – Mine geochemistry assessment (PDF, 4.0MB)

    Part 28 – Air quality assessment (PDF, 394.8KB)

    Part 29 – Noise impact assessment (PDF, 11.0MB)

    APP0043267 Mount Ramsay Coal Company Pty Ltd Mining black coal Banana Shire ML700057 11 Nov 2019

    Application form (PDF, 6.7MB)

    Application supporting information Part 2
    (PDF, 5.9MB)

    APP0043335 Valeria Coal Holdings Pty Ltd, Leichhardt Coal Pty Ltd, J-Power Australia Pty Ltd, J.C.D Australia Pty Ltd Mining black coal Central Highlands Regional ML700055 31 Oct 2019 Application documents
    APP0060905 Coking Coal One Pty Ltd Mining black coal Isaac Regional MLA700062 and MLA700063 18 Nov 2020

    EA application supporting document (PDF, 111.8MB)

    Appendix B (PDF, 1,020.6KB)
    Appendix C (PDF, 880.7KB)
    Appendix D (PDF, 47.5KB)
    Appendix E (PDF, 902.2KB)
    Appendix F (PDF, 178.8KB)
    Appendix G (PDF, 1.0MB)
    Appendix H (PDF, 969.7KB)
    Appendix I (PDF, 74.5KB)
    Appendix J (PDF, 1.6MB)
    Appendix K (PDF, 1.6MB)
    Appendix L (PDF, 8.3MB)
    Appendix M (PDF, 12.6MB)

    PRCP application form (PDF, 369.0KB)
    PRCP application supporting document (PDF, 67.5MB)
    PRCP schedule (XLSX, 69.8KB)

    Appendix A - PRC plan schedule (PDF, 1.3MB)
    Appendix B - Mine layout optimisation study (PDF, 2.0MB)
    Appendix C - PMLU options analysis (PDF, 192.3KB)
    Appendix D - Flood and stormwater flooding assessment (PDF, 21.2MB)
    Appendix E - Waste rock characterisation (PDF, 6.2MB)
    Appendix F - Landform stability (PDF, 1.0MB)
    Appendix G - Landform evolution model (PDF, 3.7MB)
    Appendix H - Revegetation plan (PDF, 7.5MB)
    Appendix I - Void management plan (PDF, 14.2MB)

    Final site design (PDF, 600.0KB)

    Reference map (PDF, 764.7KB)

    APP0062245 Madsen Opals Pty Ltd Gemstone mining Barcoo Shire and Winton Shire ML400014 and ML400015 10 Nov 2020 Application document (PDF, 507.3KB)
    EPML00571313 Waratah Coal Pty Mining black coal Barcaldine Regional ML70454 4 Oct 2019

    Application documents available in multiple parts:

    Application documents – EA application form (PDF, 874.9KB)

    Application supporting document – Original ML application (PDF, 18.3MB)

    Application supporting document – Initial development plan (PDF, 11.7MB)

    Draft environmental authority permit EPML00571313 (PDF, 5.7MB)

    EM plan
    (PDF, 19.6MB)

    EM plan content approval letter (PDF, 47.6KB)

    EIS report (PDF, 12.3MB)

    EIS documents

    Supplementary EIS

    CG report (PDF, 2.7MB)

    Offset plan (PDF, 4.5MB)

    EPBC approval-decision (PDF, 4.1MB)

    ZenDesk20801 Valeria South Pty Ltd Mining black coal Central Highlands Regional

    ML 700044, ML 700045

    8 Apr 2019 Application document
    APP0037667 Whitehaven WS Pty Ltd Mining black coal Isaac Regional MLA700049, MLA700050, MLA700051, MLA700065 20 Jun 2019

    EA application form (PDF, 364.4KB)

    Supporting information – EA application (PDF, 35.5MB)

    Supporting information – Initial advice statement (PDF, 34.5MB)

    Supporting information – Underground water rights (PDF, 1.1MB)

    Supporting information – Change application (PDF, 2.0MB)

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    Mineral mining applications

    Application numberApplicant Primary activityLGA Tenure number Date access period begins Application documents
    A-EA-NEW-100265137 Dennis Ronald Fitzgerald and Patrick Charles Fitzgerald Non-Scheduled Mining Activity – Mining Lease ML Cook Shire Council ML100305 14 June 2022 Application form
    (PDF, 401.8KB)
    APP0060993 Gary John Bate and Robert Axel Tingay Non-Scheduled Mining Activity – Mining Lease ML Cook Shire Council ML100261 21 October 2020 Application form
    (PDF, 207.3KB)
    A-EA-AMD-100243038 Pedersen Enterprises Pty Ltd Alluvial Gold Mining Mareeba ML100295 13 May 2022 Amendment application
    (PDF, 1.3MB)
    A-EA-AMD-100240390 Queensland Zeolite Pty Ltd Non- Scheduled Mining lease activity Central Highlands Region MLA100299 09 August 2022 Application document available in multiple parts:

    Application form (PDF, 115.7KB)

    Application supporting information (PDF, 252.3KB)
    A-EA-AMD-100212619 Mount Isa Mines Limited Mining (including metal smelting and refining) Mount Isa Mining lease (ML) 8058, ML2453, ML2455, ML2484, ML2485, ML2696, ML2721, ML2722, ML2723, ML2724, ML2725, ML2726, ML2727, ML5414, ML5424, ML5432, ML5434 and ML5576. 16 Mar 2022 Application document available in multiple parts:

    Part 1 (PDF, 134.3KB)
    Part 2 (PDF, 3.4MB)
    Part 3 (PDF, 2.4MB)
    Part 4 (PDF, 20.4MB)
    Part 5 (PDF, 34.1MB)
    Part 6 (PDF, 107.1KB)
    Part 7 (PDF, 149.4KB)
    Part 8 (PDF, 398.9KB)
    Part 9 (PDF, 1,009.1KB)
    Part 10 (PDF, 2.9MB)
    A-EA-AMD-100203516 Paul Ashley Everett Mining lease – alluvial gold mining Cook Shire ML100292; ML100293 23 Feb 2022 Amendment Application (PDF, 759.2KB)
    A-EA-NEW-100201227 Industrial Commodities QLD Pty Ltd Mining lease - lime / limestone Gladstone Regional ML100298 16 Feb 2022 Application document available in multiple parts:

    Application document (PDF, 105.5KB)

    Supporting document (PDF, 359.0KB)
    A-EA-NEW-100195949 Graham Elmes and Jocelyn Elmes Resource activity
    non-scheduled mining activity
    mining lease - ML
    Cook Shire MLA100297 15 Feb 2022 Application document (PDF, 105.3KB)
    A-EA-NEW-100186811 Orezone Holdings Pty Ltd Mining antimony, cobalt, copper, gold, lead, silver and zinc Mackay Regional ML100294 25 Jan 2022 Application document
    (PDF, 1.6MB)
    A-EA-AMD-100132498 Malcolm Scott Pryce

    Mining:

    • gold
    • silver ore
    • tin ore
    Mareeba ML100283; EPM19278; EPM25946; ML20682; ML20719 27 Sep 2021 Application document
    (PDF, 979.8KB)
    APP0078297 Bogside Mining Industries Pty Ltd Mining: clay and shale Ipswich City ML50115 9 Aug 2021

    Application documents available in multiple parts:

    Part 1 (PDF, 120.2KB)
    Part 2 (PDF, 1.3MB)
    Part 3 (PDF, 2.7MB)
    Part 4 (PDF, 26.6MB)
    Part 5 (PDF, 8.5MB)
    Part 6 (PDF, 1.6MB)
    Part 7 (PDF, 15.9MB)
    Part 8 (PDF, 7.9MB)
    Part 9 (PDF, 88.6MB)
    Part 10 (PDF, 1.0MB)
    Part 11 (PDF, 1.1MB)
    Part 12 (PDF, 88.6MB)
    Part 13 (PDF, 58.9MB)
    Part 14 (PDF, 809.0KB)
    Part 15 (PDF, 3.6MB)
    Part 16 (PDF, 31.5MB)
    Part 17 (PDF, 1.2MB)
    Part 18 (PDF, 119.3KB)
    Part 19 (PDF, 1.8MB)
    Part 20 (PDF, 17.8MB)
    Part 21 (PDF, 687.7KB)
    Part 22 (PDF, 7.2MB)
    Part 23 (PDF, 6.2MB)

    A-EA-AMD-100117882

    Ashleigh Kym Fitzgerald Mining – alluvial gold Mareeba Shire ML100280 24 Aug 2021 Application document
    (PDF, 2.2MB)
    APP0075421 Intergroup Mining Limited

    Mining –

    • Copper ore
    • Gold
    • Lead ore
    • Silver ore
    • Zinc ore
    Charters Towers Regional ML100282 13 May 2021 Application document (PDF, 159.1KB)
    APP0068103 Paul Clifford Davis Alluvial gold mining Cook Shire ML100269 21 Jan 2021 Application document
    (PDF, 881.7KB)

    APP0070076

    Kevin Alfred De Roma Mining lease – gold Mareeba Shire ML100273 5 Mar 2021 Application document
    (PDF, 1.6MB)

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    Petroleum and gas applications

    Application numberApplicant Primary activityLGA Tenure number Date access period begins Application documents
    A-EA-NEW-100196712 Blue Energy Ltd Petroleum and gas Isaac Regional Petroleum Lease (PL) 1034, PL1038, PL1045 31 Jan 2022

    Application form (PDF, 114.7KB)

    Supporting information report (PDF, 26.7MB)

    A-EA-AMD-100209714 Santos Limited Petroleum and gas Bullo Shire PL302 24 Feb 2022

    Application documents available in multiple parts:

    Part 1 - including: Attachment 1 – DES EA Amendment Application Form; Attachment 2 PL 302 Supporting Information; Appendix D: Santos Risk Assessment Process (PDF, 3.3MB)

    Part 2 – Appendix A: PL302 Desktop Ecological Assessment (PDF, 2.1MB)

    Part 3 – Appendix B: Underground Water Impact Report (PDF, 88.8MB)

    Part 4 – Appendix C: Technical Memorandum Groundwater (PDF, 6.1MB)

    Part 5 – Appendix E: SWQ Hydraulic Fracture Risk Assessment which includes:

    Part 5.1 Stimulation Risk Assessment (June 2020) (PDF, 19.3MB)

    Part 5.2 Stimulation Risk Assessment (29 June 2020); (PDF, 8.6MB)

    Part 5.3 Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment (PDF, 10.4MB)

    Part 5.4 Statutory Declaration (PDF, 381.6KB)

    A-AEMD-100128724 Bridgeport (Surat Basin) Pty Ltd Petroleum and gas Western Downs Regional Petroleum Lease (PL) 1 22 Oct 2021

    Application documents available in multiple parts:

    Application form (PDF, 780.9KB)

    Supporting letter (PDF, 152.9KB)

    Supporting information (PDF, 10.1MB)

    APP0061347 Santos Toga Pty Ltd; PAPL (Upstream) Pty Limited; KGLNG E&P Pty Ltd; Santos TPY, LLC; Santos Queensland, LLC; Total E&P Australia; Santos TPY CSG, LLC; Total E&P Australia II; Bronco Energy Pty Limited. Resource activity (conventional gas) Maranoa Regional, Central Highlands Regional and Banana Shire ATP2012, ATP526, PL100, PL1017, PL232, PL233, PL234, PL235, PL236, PL420, PL421, PL440, PL90, PL91, PL92, PL99, PPL76, PPL92 21 Oct 2021

    Application documents available in multiple parts:
    Application form (PDF, 3.7MB)

    Notice of information request (PDF, 626.0KB)

    Response to notice of information request (PDF, 184.2MB)

    Public notice (PDF, 1.0MB)

    A-EA-AMD-100138467 Arrow CSG (Australia) Pty Ltd Petroleum and gas Western Downs Regional Petroleum Lease (PL) 253 21 Oct 2021

    Application form (PDF, 114.7KB)

    Supporting information report (PDF, 131.2MB)

    Information request response (PDF, 21.9MB)

    APP0076750

    Santos Limited

    c/- Delhi Petroleum Pty Ltd, Santos Limited, Beach Energy (Operations) Limited, Vamgas Pty Ltd, Santos Australian Hydrocarbons Pty Ltd

    Petroleum and gas Bulloo Shire Petroleum Lease (PL) 1055 22 Mar 2021

    Application form and supporting information report (PDF, 19.4MB)

    Appendix D – SWQ underground water impact report 2020 update (PDF, 46.6MB)

    Appendix F – Hydraulic stimulation risk assessment Volume 1 (PDF, 30.6MB)

    Appendix F – Hydraulic stimulation risk assessment Volume 2 (PDF, 10.5MB)

    APP0076788

    Santos Limited

    c/- Beach Energy (Operations) Limited, Santos Limited, Delhi Petroleum Pty Ltd, Santos Petroleum Pty Ltd and Vamgas Pty Ltd.

    Petroleum and gas Bulloo Shire Petroleum Lease (PL) 1058 11 May 2021

    Application form and supporting information report (PDF, 11.1MB)

    Appendix C – Ecology assessment (PDF, 9.8MB)

    Appendix D (PDF, 88.8MB)

    Appendix E – Groundwater tech memo (PDF, 2.2MB)

    Appendix G – Hydraulic stimulation risk assessment Volume 1 (PDF, 30.6MB)

    Appendix G – Hydraulic stimulation risk assessment Volume 2 (PDF, 10.5MB)

    APP0058555 Our Energy Group (QLD) Pty Ltd Petroleum and gas Central Highlands Regional PFL30 5 Nov 2020

    Application form (PDF, 77.1KB)

    Supporting information (PDF, 7.7MB)

    APP0024337 QGC Pty Ltd Petroleum and gas Western Downs Regional and Banana Shire Petroleum Lease (PL) 299, 397, 401, 464, 467, 498, 505, 506, 507 and 1008 13 Dec 2018 Application documents available in multiple parts:
    Part 1 (PDF, 932.2KB)
    Part 2 (PDF, 3.8MB)
    Part 3 (PDF, 4.3MB)
    Part 4 (PDF, 109.7KB)
    Part 5 (PDF, 2.4MB)
    Part 6 (PDF, 4.6MB)
    Part 7 (PDF, 3.2MB)
    Part 8 (PDF, 1.1MB)
    Part 9 (PDF, 1,004.5KB)
    Part 10 (PDF, 12.2MB)
    APP0072009 Santos CSG Pty Ltd Petroleum and gas Central Highlands Regional and Maranoa Regional Petroleum Lease 1059 20 Jan 2021

    Application form (PDF, 1.2MB)

    Supporting information (PDF, 4.0MB)

    Appendix D – Towrie MSES – ecological report (PDF, 14.8MB)

    Appendix E – Towrie water resources assessment (PDF, 23.2MB)

    Appendix F (Part A) – Eastern Queensland hydraulic fracturing risk assessment (PDF, 45.8MB)

    Appendix F (Part B) – Eastern Queensland hydraulic fracturing risk assessment (PDF, 157.3MB)

    Appendix G Chemical risk assessment framework (PDF, 26.5MB)

    Information request response (PDF, 576.2KB)

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