Wandoan Coal Project
The Wandoan Coal Project is located immediately west of the Wandoan township in Queensland’s Surat Basin, 400 kilometres north west of Brisbane.
The proposed mine would include an open-cut coal mine, a coal handling and preparation plant, and support facilities.
The Wandoan Project received environmental approval from the Queensland Government in accordance with the conditions in the Coordinator-General’s Report for the Project in November 2010.
The Project received conditional environmental approval from the Federal Government in March 2011.
In March 2012, the Queensland Land Court recommended the Queensland Government approve the mining lease applications for the Wandoan Coal Project.
In September 2013, Glencore announced the Wandoan Coal Project had been placed on hold.
Glencore is committed to delivering positive and lasting social and economic benefits in the regions where we operate.
We support a comprehensive Community Investment program, partnering with a range of organisations delivering services and initiatives in key investment areas of:
- Capacity building, including education/training, enterprise development and economic diversity
- Additional needs identified in community planning at a local or regional level.
Our Queensland community partnerships include:
- Queensland Sea Rangers program
- Queensland Art Gallery
- Northern-Hairy Nosed Wombat Relocation program
- Grazing Best Management Practice (BMP) program with Fitzroy Basin Association
- Rolleston Health Clinic
- Wandoan Health Clinic
- Emerald Agricultural College scholarships and prizes
- Indigenous Youth Leadership Program
- CQ Rescue Helicopter
- Capricorn Helicopter Rescue
- Minerva Hills National Park visitor amenity project
While the Wandoan Coal Project remains on hold we have continued to engage with the local community through our Community Reference Group (CRG).
To date, Glencore has already contributed well over $2 million to support the Wandoan community through a range of projects including:
Partnership with Queensland Health for the Wandoan Primary Health Centre to deliver improved primary healthcare services to the Wandoan township;
Partnership with Queensland Minerals and Education Academy (QMEA) providing programs for students at the Wandoan and Taroom State Schools and Miles State High School;
The Wandoan Community Fund, to support local community through projects which align with our key focus areas in capacity building, health and environment.
In addition to these community projects, we continue to spend around $500,000 annually with local businesses in the Wandoan community for property and business management activities.