A$1bn Olive Downs a step closer to development

The A$1-billion Olive Downs metallurgical coal mine being developed by Pembroke Resources in Queensland, has received approvals from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act.

Pembroke said on Thursday that the EPBC approvals, along with the grant of an environmental authority by the Queensland government in 2019, provided a clear pathway to the grant of the mining leases and the start of construction, and the creation of over 1 000 new jobs in the region.