Current Major Projects

Current projects assessed as eligible for Major Project Status.

Current projects assessed as eligible for Major Project Status

Project Name Project Proponent Description Major Project Status Granted Major Project Status Expires Web Link
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. Apr-19 28 Feb 2022 Asterion (Australia) Pty Ltd
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, approximately 7km south of Port Neill. Renewed Nov-2016 31-Dec-19 Iron Road Ltd
Chandler Facility Tellus Holdings Ltd The Chandler Facility, located approximately 120km south of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, will extract salt from an underground mine. The majority will be exported primarily for industrial purposes. The resulting underground voids will then be utilised for storing equipment, archives, and the storage, recovery and permanent isolation of difficult to manage waste materials (known as Controlled Wastes in the NT) in a Deep Geological Repository in a salt bed that formed over 500 million years ago and has been tectonically stable ever since. Apr-17 31-Dec-19 Tellus Holdings Ltd
Fibre Expressway Subsea Cable Project Fibre Expressway Pty Ltd The Fibre Expressway project will provide global telecommunications connectivity to Western Australia via Indonesia and Singapore and Malaysia. The project also aims to provide reliable, high speed, high capacity telecommunications services between Perth and remote mining and offshore oil and gas developments. Mar-17 31-Dec-19
Hawsons Iron Project Carpentaria Resources Limited Hawsons Iron Project is a new $1.7 billion magnetite mine being developed 60km south west of Broken Hill. There will be significant employment opportunities to the Far West region of NSW, including 1,200 construction jobs and 500 ongoing jobs during operations. 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 is the worlds highest iron content steel making raw material and Hawsons Iron Project offers significant energy and emissions savings in the steel making process due to its chemical properties. 15-Mar-18 18-Dec-20 Carpentaria Resources Limited
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. Oct-17 8-Aug-20
Ichthys Gas & Condensate Field Development Inpex Browse Limited Development of gas and condensate fields located in the Browse Basin off the Kimberley coast and construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant in Darwin. 31-Dec-17 12-Apr-21 Inpex
Nolans Rare Earth Project Arafura Resources Ltd A rare earths mine and processing operation, located 135km north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, will produce around 16,500 tonnes per annum of mixed rare earths-rich intermediate product. This product will be exported to an overseas refinery for final processing into high-value rare earth products which may be used in the automotive, clean energy technology and electronic sectors. The operation also plans to produce 110,000 tonnes per annum of merchant-grade phosphoric acid for the fertiliser industry. Sep-16 31-Dec-19 Arafura Resources Ltd
Perdaman Urea Plant Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd plan to build a domestic gas fired urea manufacturing facility with an estimated production capacity of two million tonnes per annum using world class low emissions technology. The project located in the Karratha region of Western Australia is expected to create around 2000 jobs during construction and have an ongoing workforce of 200 permanent employees. Mar-19 31-Dec-21 Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd
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 export to Asian markets. Jul-15 31-Dec-21 Seafarms Group
Renison Tailings Retreatment Project (Rentails) 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. Nov-17 Sep-20 Metals X Limited
Sandy Ridge Project Tellus Holdings Ltd The Sandy Ridge project, located approximately 240km northwest of Kalgoorlie by road, Western Australia, will extract Kaolin clay mainly for the south east Asian export market for use in ceramics. The resulting voids will then be utilised for the long-term storage, recovery or permanent isolation difficult to manage waste materials (known as Controlled Wastes in WA) and low level radioactive wastes (eg.smoke detectors) in a Near Surface Geological Repository, in a clay bed that formed about 70 million years ago and has been tectonically stable ever since. Apr-17 31-Dec-19 Tellus Holdings Ltd
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. 15-Mar-18 12-Nov-20
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. Renewed Mar-2017 31-Dec-19 API
West Seahorse Project Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd The West Seahorse Project will develop an offshore oil field in Commonwealth waters off the Gippsland coast in Victoria. Renewed Jun-2017 27-Jun-20 Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd

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