3.6.3 Summary

The CRDP for the Galilee subregion specifies a particular suite of proposed coal mine and CSG projects that may become commercially producing operations at some stage in the future. Most of the focus of this BA is on understanding the potential impacts and risks that may result from the seven most advanced, large-scale coal mining projects in the central-eastern Galilee Basin. However, the Galilee subregion CRDP also includes seven other potential coal mines and three CSG projects, although these could not be explicitly modelled for this BA due to lack of required data and information.

Instead, this section has provided preliminary commentary around the likely causal pathways that could result from the non-modelled projects in the CRDP. It has also provided initial spatial analysis of the main water-dependent ecosystems and assets that could potentially be affected by these developments. This information should provide future users of the BA with an early indication of where subsequent stages of coal resource development may potentially occur in different areas of the Galilee Basin, as well as a flag for the key ecosystems and assets that are near these later stage developments. This information may assist with future planning and management of potential water-related impacts and risks of further coal resource development in the Galilee subregion.

Last updated:
6 December 2018
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