Map of Australia showing location of Major Projects

Location of current projects with Major Project Status.

Map legend Project name Project proponent Description Major Project Status granted Major Project Status expires Web link
1. Asterion Medicinal Cannabis Project Asterion (Australia) Pty Ltd

A high-tech medicinal cannabis cultivation, research and manufacturing facility will be built at Toowoomba in south-east Queensland. The project involves construction of a 40 hectare glasshouse to produce 20,000 plants per day at full capacity. Medicinal grade cannabis grown at the facility will be manufactured into a range of medicinal products, including single patient packs, cannabis oils, gels, salts and related products, destined solely for the medicinal market. This facility is anticipated to be the largest facility of its kind in the world.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $0.450 billion and would create approximately 800 construction jobs and 150 ongoing jobs.
01 Apr 2019 28 Feb 2022 Asterion (Australia) Pty Ltd
2. Australian Vanadium Project Australian Vanadium Ltd

Development of a new vanadium mine with on-site processing facilities for high grade vanadium pentoxide, located in mid-west Western Australia. The project will produce vanadium pentoxide for use in steel, specialty alloys and energy storage markets.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $0.502 billion and would create approximately 500 construction jobs and 240 ongoing jobs.
13 Aug 2019 13 Aug 2022 Australian Vanadium Ltd
3. Beyondie Sulphate of Potash Project Kalium Lakes Ltd

The Beyondie Project will produce sulphate of potash, a high yield premium fertiliser. This involves brine extraction, evaporation and on-site processing. The project aims to be Australia’s first commercial potash producer and with approximately half its output expected to be supplied to the domestic market, would contribute to the resilience and security of supply of domestic potash.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $0.227 billion and would create approximately 80 construction jobs and 50 ongoing jobs.
13 Aug 2019 13 Aug 2022 Kalium Lakes Ltd
4. Central Eyre Iron Project Iron Road Ltd

Development of a new magnetite iron ore mine with on-site ore processing facilities located south of Wudinna on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. The project will also develop an infrastructure corridor including a standard gauge rail line, a new power transmission line and a new deep water port located at Cape Hardy in South Australia's Spencer Gulf, about 7km south of Port Neill.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $4.5 billion and would create approximately 1,940 construction jobs and 700 ongoing jobs.
Renewed 10 Nov 2016 31 Dec 2019 Iron Road Ltd
5. Chandler Salt Mine and Storage Facility Tellus Holdings Ltd

The Chandler Facility, located approximately 120km south of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, is Australia’s first proposed underground salt mine and deep geologically-stable waste repository. Salt extracted from the salt bed will predominately be exported for industrial purposes. The resulting underground voids will then be utilised for storing equipment, archives, and the permanent isolation of difficult to manage waste materials (known as Controlled Wastes in the NT).

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $0.676 billion and would create approximately 540 construction jobs and 216 ongoing jobs.
18 Apr 2017 31 Dec 2019 Tellus Holdings Ltd
6. Hawsons Iron Project Carpentaria Resources Ltd

Hawsons Iron Project is a magnetite mine being developed 60km south west of Broken Hill. The project will produce around 10 million tonnes per annum of high grade magnetite over its estimated 20 year mine life. Ore from the mine will be processed on site and transported to Broken Hill via a pipeline where it will be railed to Port Pirie (or Whyalla), South Australia for export. The high grade magnetite, called Hawsons Supergrade product, would be the world’s highest iron content steel making raw material. The project offers significant energy and emissions savings in the steel making process due to its chemical properties.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $2.9 billion and would create approximately 1,200 construction jobs and 500 ongoing jobs.
15 Mar 2018 18 Dec 2020 Carpentaria Resources Ltd
7. Hughenden Beef Processing Plant CNVM Investment Pty Ltd

Development of a beef processing plant and integrated feedlot at Hughenden in the Flinders Shire, North Queensland. The project will be able to process up to 180,000 head of cattle annually and provide support to the cattle industry in the north.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $0.1 billion and would create approximately 300 ongoing jobs.
26 Oct 2017 8 Aug 2020  
8. Ichthys LNG Project Inpex Browse Ltd

The Ichthys LNG project is ranked among the most significant oil and gas projects in the world. It incorporates the development of gas and condensate fields located in the Browse Basin off the Western Australian coast, an onshore processing facility near Darwin in the Northern Territory and an 890km subsea pipeline uniting them. It is one of the few mega projects worldwide that incorporates the whole chain of development and production components: subsea, offshore, pipeline and onshore.

The project has a capital expenditure of $37 billion, and created approximately 2,000 construction jobs and 1,000 ongoing jobs.
Renewed 31 Dec 2017 12 Apr 2021 Inpex Browse Ltd
9. Nolans Rare Earths Project Arafura Resources Ltd

The Nolans Project, located 135km north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, is one of the world’s largest deposits of the rare earths Neodymium and Praseodymium (NdPr), which are essential ingredients in ultra-strong permanent magnets. Arafura plans to mine, concentrate and chemically process NdPr for use in the automotive, clean energy technology and electronic sectors. The operation also plans to produce phosphoric acid for the fertiliser industry.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $1.2 billion and would create approximately 500 construction jobs and 300 ongoing jobs.
14 Sep 2016 31 Dec 2019 Arafura Resources Ltd
10. Perdaman Urea Plant Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd

Perdaman plan to build a domestic gas-fired urea manufacturing facility in the Karratha region of Western Australia, with an estimated world-scale production capacity of two million tonnes per annum using low emissions technology. The project aims to be Australia’s first urea export project supplying growing Asia Pacific demand.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $4 billion and would create approximately 2,000 construction jobs and 200 ongoing jobs.
13 Mar 2019 31 Dec 2021 Perdaman Industries Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd
11. Project Koete Fibre Expressway Pty Ltd

Development of a data infrastructure platform that will include three data centres in Perth, Darwin and Dampier, as well as approximately 8,000km of subsea cable. The cables comprises an international section from Perth to Kuantan, Malaysia, and a domestic section from Perth to Darwin. The project also aims to provide reliable, high speed, high capacity telecommunications services to remote mining and offshore oil and gas developments along the west Australian coast.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $0.655 billion.
31 Mar 2017 31 Dec 2019  
12. Project Sea Dragon Seafarms Group Ltd

Project Sea Dragon aims to develop 10,000 hectares of land-based aquaculture at Legune Station in the Northern Territory, producing approximately 125,000 tonnes of Black Tiger Prawns per annum, primarily for Asian markets.

The project is located across multiple sites. Genetics, breeding program and multiplication centres will be located in Darwin, NT and Exmouth, WA. A hatchery will be located in Darwin, and the grow out ponds at Legune Station, NT. The feed mill harvesting and processing plant will be located at Kununurra, WA.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $1.5 billion and would create approximately 444 construction jobs and 1,600 ongoing jobs.
Renewed 21 Feb 2019 31 Dec 2021 Seafarms Group Ltd
13. Renison Tailings Retreatment Project Bluestone Mines Tasmania Joint Venture Pty Ltd

The Renison Tailings Retreatment Project (Rentails) will establish a new processing plant at the Renison Tin Mine near Zeehan, North West Tasmania, to re-process existing tailings held in tailing dams. The project will include a new concentrator and tin fuming process to reprocess the tailings into high grade tin fume and copper matte product. Approximately 60,000 tonnes of tin and 25,000 tonnes of copper will be recovered over the project life of at least 11 years.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $0.23 billion and would create approximately 78 construction jobs and 150 ongoing jobs.
22 Nov 2017 20 Sep 2020 Metals X Ltd
14. Sandy Ridge Kaolin Mine and Storage Facility Tellus Holdings Ltd

The Sandy Ridge project, located approximately 240km northwest of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, will extract Kaolin clay mainly for the southeast Asian export market for use in ceramics. The resulting voids will then be utilised for the permanent isolation of difficult to manage waste materials (known as Controlled Wastes in WA) and low level radioactive wastes (e.g., smoke detectors) in the tectonically stable clay bed.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $0.061 billion and would create approximately 90 construction jobs and 21 ongoing jobs.
18 Apr 2017 31 Dec 2019 Tellus Holdings Ltd
15. Small Scale FLNG Project Transborders Energy Pty Ltd

The project will develop a small scale floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel, with a capacity of approximately 1.2 million tonnes per annum, and a package of streamlined processes to execute key commercial agreements. This will enable the commercialisation of small or stranded gas resources that are currently considered unviable using traditional platform and pipeline technologies due to the gas field’s location and/or size.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $1.6 billion and would create approximately 150 construction jobs and 100 ongoing jobs..
15 Mar 2018 12 Nov 2020 Transborders Energy Pty Ltd
16. West Pilbara Iron Ore Project API Management Pty Ltd

The development of a 30 million tonne per annum iron ore project and associated rail and port infrastructure located in Western Australia's Pilbara region.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $6 billion and would create approximately 4,000 construction jobs and 1,000 ongoing jobs.

Renewed 20 Mar 2017 31 Dec 2021 API Management Pty Ltd
17. West Seahorse Project Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd

The West Seahorse Project will develop an offshore oil field off the Gippsland coast in Victoria.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $0.14 billion and would create approximately 100 construction jobs and 30 ongoing jobs.

Renewed 7 Sep 2017 27 Jun 2020 Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd