Range coal project

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The Range coal project is a proposed thermal coal mine. It would be located near 30km from Wandoan in the Surat Basin, Queensland, Australia.[1]

Coal would be transported on the proposed Surat Basin railway to port of Gladstone.[1] The feasibility of this project relies on the logistical issues of transporting the coal being resolved.[2]


The undated image below shows the exact location of the Range Project.[1]

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Coal Mine Background

In January 2020 there appeared to remain uncertainty about the timing of the rail solution to transport the coal to Gladstone. Stanmore says it will continue with environmental monitoring and other minor on-site activities to maintain compliance with approvals. In March 2019 a new site specific Environmental Authority (EA) was applied for and this application was accepted by the Department of Environment and Science (DES) as appropriate to re-activate the DES approval process.[2]

As of April 2013 the proponent has a granted exploration permit for coal over the project area and has applied for mining leases. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Assessment Report was issued to Stanmore Coal in April 2013 in accordance with Section 60 of the Environmental Protection Act 1994. The EIS process is now completed.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Stanmore coal[1]
  • Parent Company:
  • Location: 30km from Wandoan, Queensland[1]
  • GPS Coordinates: -26.230392, 150.272257 (exact)[1]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: 5 mtpa[1]
  • Total Resource: 287 million tonnes[1]
  • Mineable Reserves: 94.2 million tonnes[1]
  • Coal type: Thermal[3]
  • Mine Size: 5226 hectares[3]
  • Mine Type: Opencast[3]
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Stanmore Coal, "The Range Project", Stanmore Coal website, accessed 4 December 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stanmore Coal, "Annual Report 2019", page 15, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Queensland Government, "The Range Project", Queensland Government planning website completed projects, 24 July 2019.

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