Bengal eyeing site at Dysart.
Bengal eyeing site at Dysart. Contributed

Bengal eyeing site at Dysart

BENGAL Coal is seeking federal approval for the development of a coking and thermal coal mine about 5km north-east of Dysart.

Near to the Saraji, Norwich Park and Lake Vermont mines, Brisbane-based Bengal aims to produce 1.9 million tonnes a year over 21 years from the proposed open cut operation.

Company representatives met with the Isaac Regional Council at its general meeting this week.

The development does not trigger the need for an Environmental Impact Statement.

"The project is targeting to produce first coal as soon as practicable (about six months) after the approval process is completed to the satisfaction of the government authorities," the Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation application stated.

"A site specific application for an environmental authority has been made to the Queensland Government under the Environmental Protection Act."


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