Galilee Coal Project

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The Galilee Coal Project, also known as the China First Project, is a proposed coal mine complex, operated Waratah Coal, set to produce 40 million tonnes per annum near Jericho, Queensland, Australia. The mine complex will include 4 underground mines and 2 surface mines.[1]


The project is located near Jericho in Queensland, Australia

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The project would produce up to 40 million tonnes per annum of thermal coal and cost $7.5 billion to build and employ 6000 people during construction and 1500 when operating. As of 2019, the project is still listed as proposed and "feasible" by the Australian Government's Office of the Chief Economist and has been approved with conditions by the Queensland government. It is scheduled for operation after 2024.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Waratah Coal
  • Parent Company:
  • Location: 36 Km North East of Jericho, Queensland, Australia
  • GPS Coordinates: -23.498536, 145.942290 (approximate)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: 40 mtpa[2]
  • Total Resource: 7.1 billion tonnes[3]
  • Minable Reserves: 1.1 billion tonnes[3]
  • Coal type: Thermal
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: surface, underground
  • Start Year: 2024[2]
  • Source of Financing:

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Articles and resources


  1. Queensland Government, Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation, Project Overview, accessed June 18, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics, "Minerals and energy: Major development projects", April 2010. (Pdf). The list is also available in Excel format here.)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Waratah, Galilee Coal Project, company website, accessed June 18, 2020

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