Major Projects

The Western Downs is part of a broader region that is on the cusp of a $180 billion energy industry emerging from the resource rich Surat Basin Energy province. The region has over 60 major projects either in operation or scheduled for commissioning by 2020, creating an estimated 12,500 jobs.

Leveraging of the energy sector investment in the region will ensure long term economic growth. This includes opportunities to work with and supply projects, power station sector needs and the potential to establish new industries.

A detailed analysis by the Queensland Resources Council of the minerals and energy sector impact on the Queensland economy reported resource sector activity and impact on the Western Downs economy. QRC Economic Impact – Western Downs LGA 14-15

Visit Queensland Resources Council for more information about the contribution of resources to Queensland’s economy.

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Australia LNG (Field Development)

Operation
Chinchilla, Dalby, Guluguba, Kogan, Miles, Tara, Taroom, Wandoan
ConocoPhillips, Origin Energy, Sinopec
CSG
CSG to LNG
Workforce: 750 / 600
Output: 520MW

Berwyndale to Wallumbilla Pipeline

Operation
Dulacca, Miles
APA Group
Gas
Pipeline
Operational: 2009
Workforce: 180/-
CAP Ex: $70 million

Bloodwood Creek UCG

Operation
Kogan
Carbon Energy
UCG
Mine
Operational: 2011
Workforce: 50/200
CAP Ex: $36 million
Output: 5 MW (668Mt JORC Resource/6,680PJ Recoverable Gas)

Bloodwood Creek UCG Project Phase 2

Proposal
Kogan
Carbon Energy
UCG
Site
Output: 25 MW

Blue Gum Gas Project

Proposal
Dalby
Carbon Energy
Synthetic Natural Gas, UCG
Workforce: 100/150
Output: 25PJ per annum

Bottle Tree

Proposal
Guluguba
Cockatoo Coal Limited
Coal
Mine
Output: 29.5Mt Indicated, 5.7Mt Inferred

Braemar 1

Operation
Kogan
Alinta Energy
CSG, Natural Gas
Power Station
Operational: 2006
Workforce: 30
CAP Ex: $545 million
Output: 450 MW Capacity

Braemar 2

Operation
Kogan
Arrow Energy
CSG
Power Station
Operational: 2009
Workforce: 30
CAP Ex: $545 million
Output: 450 MW Capacity

Braemar 3

Proposal
Kogan
ERM Power
CSG
Power Station
Workforce: 400/10
Output: 520MW

Braemar 4

Proposal
Kogan
ERM Power
Power & Transmission
Power Station

Braemar Substation

Operation
Kogan
Powerlink
Power & Transmission
Substation
Operational: 2009
Output: 330/275kV Substation

Braemar to Kumbarilla Park

Operation
Kogan
Powerlink
Power & Transmission
Transmission Line
Operational: 2012
Output: 275Kv Transmission Line (QGC)

Bundi Underground

Planning
Wandoan
Metro Mining Ltd.
Coal
Mine
Workforce: 300/150
Output: 1564.8 Mt (1410.9 inferred + 150.9Mt indicated)

Burunga

Proposal
Wandoan
Glencore
Coal
Mine

Bushranger

Proposal
Guluguba
Cockatoo Coal Limited
Coal
Mine
Output: 18.8 Mt Indicated, 126 Mt Inferred

Cameby Downs open-cut

Operation
Miles
Yancoal Australia Ltd.
Coal
Mine
Operational: 2010/2014
Workforce: 131
CAP Ex: $140/450 million
Output: 1.4 Mt thermal coal

Cameby Downs open-cut expansion

Planning
Miles
Managed by Yancoal Australia on behalf of Yanzhou
Coal
Mine
Output: 25 Mt thermal ROM annual capacity

Central Surat Rail

Proposal
Guluguba, Miles
ATEC Rail Group, SinoCoal Resources, Yancoal Australia Ltd.
Transport
Rail
Operational: 2017

Chinchilla Micro LNP Plant

Operation
Chinchilla
BOC
LNG
Processing Facility
Workforce: 40/2
Output: 20 kt LNG

Chinchilla North

Proposal
Chinchilla
Golden Cross Operations
UCG
Site

Chinchilla Project

Proposal
Guluguba
Blackwood Corporation
Coal
Mine
Operational: ~2020

Chinchilla South

Proposal
Dalby
Golden Cross Operations
UCG
Site

Chinchilla UCG

Operation
Chinchilla
Linc Energy
UCG
Mine
Operational: 2009
Workforce: 400/200
CAP Ex: $1,000 million
Output: N/A

Chinchilla West

Proposal
Chinchilla
Linc Energy
UCG
Site

Clifford

Proposal
Hornet Bank, Muggleton, Taroom
Stanmore Coal
Coal
Mine
Output: 130-195Mt Thermal Coal

Collingwood

Planning
Guluguba
North Surat Coal Pty Ltd ( New Hope Group)
Coal
Mine
Workforce: 1,000/400
CAP Ex: $650 million
Output: 9 Mt thermal ROM annual capacity

Columboola

Proposal
Miles
Metro Mining Ltd.
Coal
Mine
Output: 540 Mt Inferred

Columboola Creek Crossing

Proposal
Miles
Yanzhou Coal Mining Co.
Coal
Mine

Columboola South Transmission Network

Operation
Miles
Powerlink
Power & Transmission
Transmission Line
Operational: 2013
Output: 3 x 132kV Switching Substations (Condabri North, Conabri Central & Condabri South) and associated 132kV Transmission Line (APLNG)

Columboola Substation

Operation
Miles
Powerlink
Power & Transmission
Substation
Operational: 2014
Output: 275/132Kv Substation adjacent to Columboola Switching Station

Columboola to Wandoan South 275kV Transmission Line

Operation
Miles, Wandoan
Powerlink
Power & Transmission
Transmission Line
Operational: 2013
Output: 275Kv Transmission Line (QGC)

Columboola to Western Downs

Operation
Chinchilla, Miles
Powerlink
Power & Transmission
Transmission Line
Operational: 2014
Output: 275Kv Transmission Line

Condamine Power Station

Operation
Miles
Queensland Gas Company (BG Group)
CSG
Power Station
Operational: 2009
Workforce: 2
CAP Ex: $200 million
Output: 143 MW Capacity

Coopers Gap Wind Farm

Planning
Jandowae
AGEL Entergy Ltd.
Power & Transmission
Wind
Workforce: 300/5
CAP Ex: $1,000 million
Output: 400MW

Cowangah

Proposal
Taroom
Glencore
Coal
Mine
Output: ~700 Mt Inferred

Daandine Power Station

Operation
Dalby
Arrow Energy
CSG
Power Station
Operational: 2007
Workforce: 2
Output: 27.4 MW Capacity

Dalby Bio-refinery

Proposal
Dalby
Golden Cross Operations
UCG
Site
Operational: 2008
CAP Ex: $85 million
Output: 80 million litres pa

Dalby Project

Proposal
Dalby
Blackwood Corporation
Coal
Mine
Operational: ~2025

Dalby West

Proposal
Dalby, Kogan
Metro Mining Ltd.
Coal
Mine
Output: 520 Mt Inferred

Darling Downs Power Station

Operation
Kogan
Origin Energy
CSG
Power Station
Operational: 2010
Workforce: 35
CAP Ex: $780 million
Output: 630 MW Capacity

Davies Road

Proposal
Miles
Cockatoo Coal Limited
Coal
Mine
Output: 14.4 Mt Indicated, 35Mt Inferred

Elimatta Open-cut

Planning
Taroom, Wandoan
Taroom Coal (New Hope Coal)
Coal
Mine
Workforce: 400/300
CAP Ex: $615 million
Output: 5 to 8 Mt thermal ROM annual capacity

Eurombah Subsation

Planning
Hornet Bank
Powerlink
Power & Transmission
Substation
Operational: 2015
Output: 275/132Kv Substation

Gladstone LNG State 1 & 2 (field development)

Operation
Bungaban, Guluguba, Hornet Bank, Muggleton, Taroom, Wandoan
Kogas, Petronas, Santos, Total
CSG
CSG to LNG
Workforce: 745 /684

Glen Laurel

Proposal
Guluguba
Glencore
Coal
Mine

Glen Wilga

Proposal
Chinchilla
CS Energy
Deposit
Mine
Output: 56 Mt Measured, 70Mt Indicated, 110Mt Inferred

Goonalah

Proposal
Miles
Liberty Resources
Coal
Mine
Output: 185 Mt Inferred

Gurulmundi

Operation
Miles
Sibelco Australia Limited
Bentonite
Mine
Workforce: 22

Haystack Road

Proposal
Chinchilla
CS Energy
Deposit
Deposit
Output: 500Mt Inferred

Hopeland 1

Proposal
Chinchilla
Linc Energy
UCG
Site
Workforce: 300/100
CAP Ex: $1,200 million

Hopeland 2

Proposal
Chinchilla
Linc Energy
UCG
Site

Horse Creek open-cut

Proposal
Chinchilla, Miles
Peabody Energy
Coal
Mine
Output: 5 Mt thermal ROM annual capacity

Hustons road Quarry

Operation
Dalby
Ostwald Quarries Pty Ltd
Hardrock Quarry
Quarry Operations
Output: >200,000 tonnes average

Ironbark CSG Project

Proposal
Tara
Origin Energy
CSG
CSG Project
Workforce: 200 /40
Output: 18-22 PJ pa

Jimbour Quarry

Operation
Jimbour
Western Downs Regional Council
Hardrock Quarry
Quarry Operations
Output: >200,000 tonnes average

Juandah

Proposal
Wandoan
Metro Mining Ltd.
Coal
Mine
Output: 23 Mt Indicated, 149 MtInferred

Kenya to Chinchilla weird pipeline

Operation
Chinchilla, Miles
Sunwater
Water
Pipeline
Operational: 2011
Output: 20KM Pipeline connecting Kenya to Chinchilla Weir supplied by QGC CSG Water

Kenya to Goondiwindi pipeline

Operation
Miles, Moonie, Tara
ERM Power
Gas
Pipeline
Operational: 2012
Workforce: 700/25
CAP Ex: $1,200 million

Kogan Creek open-cut

Operation
Chinchilla
Aberdare Collieries Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of CS Energy Ltd, Golding Contractors
Coal
Mine
Operational: 2007
Workforce: 80
CAP Ex: $1,200 million
Output: 2.7 Mt thermal coal

Kogan Creek Power Station

Operation
Chinchilla
CS Energy
Coal
Power Station
Operational: 2007
Workforce: 72
Output: 750 MW Capacity

Kogan North Central Gas processing facility

Operation
Kogan
APA Group, Arrow Energy
Gas
Processing Facility
Operational: 2006

Krugers

Proposal
Chinchilla
Cockatoo Coal Limited
Coal
Mine
Output: 33.2 Mt Indicated, 130 Mt Inferred

Kumbarilla

Proposal
Dalby
Citation Resources
Coal
Mine
Output: 300Mt Inferred in-situ resource

Kumbarilla Park Substation

Operation
Kogan
Powerlink
Power & Transmission
Substation
Operational: 2012
Output: 275/132kV Substation (QGC)

Meeleebee

Proposal
Hornet Bank, Muggleton, Taroom, Wandoan
Glencore
Coal
Mine
Output: ~500 Mt Inferred

Nathan Dam & Pipeline

Planning
Bungaban, Chinchilla, Dalby, Guluguba, Miles, Wandoan
Sunwater
Water
Dam
Operational: 2016
Workforce: 425/?
CAP Ex: $1,400 million
Output: 880,000ML Dam with associated pipeline through Western Downs region to Dalby (260km)

North West Surat Transmission Network Extension

Planning
Hornet Bank, Muggleton, Wandoan
Powerlink
Power & Transmission
Transmission Line
Operational: 2015
Output: 3 x 132kV Switching Substations (Blythdale, Fairview South & Fairview) and associated 275/132kV and 132kV Transmission Line (GLNG)

Norwood Underground

Planning
Muggleton
Metro Mining Ltd.
Coal
Mine
Workforce: 300/150
Output: 156 Mt

Orana Substation

Operation
Chinchilla
Powerlink
Power & Transmission
Substation
Operational: 2014
Output: 275/132kV Substation

Orazabah

Proposal
Bungaban, Taroom
Glencore
Coal
Mine
Output: ~500 Mt Inferred

Ownaview

Proposal
Dalby
Cockatoo Coal Limited, Kepco Aust. Pty Ltd.
Coal
Mine
Output: 171 Mt Inferred

Queensland Curtis LNG Project (Field Development)

ConstructionOperation
Bungaban, Chinchilla, Dulacca, Guluguba, Kogan, Miles, Muggleton, Tara, Wandoan
Queensland Gas Company (BG Group)
CSG
CSG to LNG
Operational: 2015
Workforce: 1750 / 350
CAP Ex: $2,400 million

Queensland Hunter Gas Pipeline

Proposal
Surat
Hunter Gas Pipeline
CSG
Pipeline

Queensland Methane Joint Venture

Planning
Guluguba
Australia Petroleum, Cougar Energy
UCG
Site
CAP Ex: $110 million
Output: Estimated in-site energy content of 6,800 PJ

Rywung

Proposal
Chinchilla, Miles
Yancoal Australia Ltd.
Coal
Mine
Output: 30 Mt Measured, 35 MtIndicated

Santos GLNG Gas Field Development

Planning
Wandoan
Santos
CSG
CSG to LNG

Sefton Park

Proposal
Chinchilla
Yancoal Australia Ltd.
Coal
Mine
Output: 25 Mt Measured, 5 Mt Indicated

Surat Basin Rail

Proposal
Bungaban, Wandoan
Surat Basin Rail JV (ATEC (Dawson Valley Railway) Pty Ltd, Xstrata Coal Surat Basin Rail Pty Ltd, Queensland Rail Surat Basin Rail Pty Ltd)
Transport
Rail
Workforce: 1350/?
CAP Ex: $1,000 million
Output: 42Mt pa initially (> 80Mt pa)

Surat Basin to Gladstone Pipeline

Planning
Chinchilla, Dalby, Guluguba, Jandowae, Kogan, Miles, Wandoan
Arrow Energy
CSG
Pipeline
Output: 180-360 PJ pa

Surat Basin to Halys 500kV transmission line

Proposal
Dalby, Jandowae
Powerlink
Power & Transmission
Transmission Line
Operational: 2020
Output: 500kV Transmission Line and associated Substation upgrades

Surat Gas Project (field development)

Planning
Chinchilla, Dalby, Guluguba, Jandowae, Kogan, Miles, Wandoan
Arrow Energy
CSG
CSG to LNG
Output: 180-360 PJ pa

Taroom

Planning
Taroom
North Surat JV - North Surat Coal (Subsidiary of New Hope) 51% and MCH Surat Basin Investment (Subsidiary of Mitsui Coal Holdings)
Coal
Mine
Workforce: 1,000/500
CAP Ex: $1,120 million
Output: 11Mt Thermal ROM (158.1Mt Measured, 149.3Mt Indicated, 126Mt Inferred)

The Range

Planning
Guluguba
Stanmore Coal
Coal
Mine
Workforce: 300/500
Output: 5-7 Mt thermal ROM annual capacity

Tin Hut Creek

Planning
Guluguba, Miles
Cockatoo Coal Limited
Coal
Mine
Output: 206.6 Mt Indicated, 137 Mt Inferred

Tipton West Gas Processing Facility

Operation
Dalby
APA Group, Arrow Energy
Gas
Processing Facility
Operational: 2007

Wandoan Open-cut

Planning
Wandoan
Glencore
Coal
Mine
Workforce: 1375/844
Output: 30 Mt thermal ROM

Wandoan South Substation

Operation
Wandoan
Powerlink
Power & Transmission
Substation
Operational: 2013
Output: 275/132Kv Substation

Wandoan South to Eurombah Transmission Network

Construction
Wandoan
Powerlink
Power & Transmission
Transmission Line
Operational: 2015
Output: 275Kv Transmission Line and associated 132kV network extensions (APLNG)

Wandoan South to Wandoan Coal Project Connection

Proposal
Wandoan
Powerlink
Power & Transmission
Transmission Line
Output: 132kV Transmission Line

Wandoan Surrounds

Proposal
Guluguba, Taroom, Wandoan
Glencore
Coal
Mine

Western Creek

Proposal
Dalby
Citation Resources
Coal
Mine

Western Downs Substation

Construction
Chinchilla
Powerlink
Power & Transmission
Substation
Operational: 2014
Output: 275/500kV Substation

Western Downs to Halys 275kV Transmission Line

Construction
Chinchilla, Jandowae, Kogan
Powerlink
Power & Transmission
Transmission Line
Operational: 2014
Output: 275Kv Transmission Line

Wilkie

Proposal
Chinchilla, Kogan
Linc Energy
UCG
Site

Wilkie Creek

Operation
Kogan
Peabody Energy
Coal
Mine
Operational: 1994/2014
Workforce: 655
CAP Ex: $30/162 million
Output: 2.3 Mt thermal coal

Wilkie Creek Open-cut

Planning
Kogan
Peabody Energy
Coal
Mine

Woleebee Creek to Glebe Weir Pipeline

Construction
Wandoan
Sunwater
Water
Pipeline
Operational: 2014
Output: 120km

Woori (Guluguba) Open-cut

Planning
Guluguba
North Surat Coal Pty Ltd ( New Hope Group)
Coal
Mine
Workforce: 2.3 Mt thermal coal
Output: 3-4 Mt thermal ROM

Yuleba North Substation

Construction
Muggleton
Powerlink
Power & Transmission
Substation
Operational: 2015
Output: 275/132kV Substation