1.2.3 Proposals and exploration

Summary

There are a limited number of coal development proposals in the Gippsland Basin bioregion. The proposed mine development plans for the three existing coal mines (Yallourn, Hazelwood and Loy Yang) are documented here. Ignite Energy Resources (IER) are exploring for coal seam gas (CSG) from the deeper coal seams within Exploration Licence (EL) 4416. IER also has preliminary plans to develop the relatively shallow brown coal deposit at Gelliondale using conventional brown coal mining and upgrade with its Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor (Cat-HTR) technology.

Last updated:
6 October 2016
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Product Finalisation date

22 June 2016