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Fitzroy Catchment coal mine water releases—2016–2017

Data supplied below for all coal mine water releases in the Fitzroy Basin, by season and by month. Please note no data is provided on days where no coal mine water releases occurred.

July 2016

24 releases this month.

Date released Mine Release point Receiving waters Authority Compliant
15–16 Jul Minerva,
Minerva Coal
RP4 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668613 Yes
15–16 Jul Oaky Creek,
Glencore Coal Queensland
RP5 Oaky Creek Environmental Authority EPML00942413 Yes
15–17 Jul Cook Colliery,
Caledon Coal
RP 1 Blackwater Creek Environmental Authority EPML00922913 Yes
15–17 Jul Goonyella Riverside,
BHP Coal
RP1 Isaac River Environmental Authority EPML00853413 Yes
15–17 Jul Minerva,
Minerva Coal
RP1 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668613 Yes
15–17 Jul Minerva,
Minerva Coal
RP3 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668613 Yes
15–17 Jul Minerva,
Minerva Coal
RP5 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668613 Yes
16 Jul German Creek,
Anglo Coal (German Creek)
RP13 German Creek Environmental Authority EPML00732613 Yes
16 Jul Peak Downs,
BHP Coal
RP2 Harrow Creek Environmental Authority EPML00318213 Yes
16–17 Jul Saraji,
BHP Coal
RP6 Hughes Creek Environmental Authority EPML00862313 Yes
16–18 Jul Curragh,
Wesfarmers Curragh
RP1 Blackwater Creek Environmental Authority EPML00643713 Yes
16–18 Jul German Creek,
Anglo Coal (German Creek)
RP3b Roper Creek Environmental Authority EPML00732613 Yes
16–18 Jul Jellinbah,
Jellinbah Group
RP3 Mackenzie River Environmental Authority EPML00516813 Yes
16–19 Jul German Creek,
Anglo Coal (German Creek)
RP3c Roper Creek Environmental Authority EPML00732613 Yes
16–20 Jul Daunia,
BHP Coal
RP1 New Chum Creek Environmental Authority EPML00561913 Yes
16–20 Jul Isaac Plains,
Stanmore Coal
RP1 Smoky Creek Environmental Authority EPML00932713 Yes
16–21 Jul Lake Lindsay,
Anglo Coal (German Creek)
RP5 Oaky Creek Environmental Authority EPML00739113 Yes
16–22 Jul Curragh,
Wesfarmers Curragh
RP3 Mackenzie River Environmental Authority EPML00643713 Yes
17–18 Jul Curragh,
Wesfarmers Curragh
RP6 MacKenzie River Environmental Authority EPML00643713 Yes
17–19 Jul Lake Vermont,
Bowen Basin Coal
RP4 Phillips Creek Environmental Authority EPML00659513 Yes
17–21 Jul Saraji,
BHP Coal
RP4 Phillips Creek Environmental Authority EPML00862313 Yes
17–22 Jul Blackwater,
BHP Coal
RP3 Blackwater Creek Environmental Authority EPML00717813 No
17–22 Jul Ensham,
Bligh Coal Limited
RP1 Nogoa River Environmental Authority EPML00732813 Yes
18–21 Jul Peak Downs,
BHP Coal
RP4 Boomerang Creek Environmental Authority EPML00318213 Yes

November 2016

6 releases this month.

Date released Mine Release point Receiving waters Authority Compliant
3–5 Nov Peak Downs,
BHP Coal
RP2 Harrow Creek Environmental Authority EPML00318213 Yes
3–5 Nov Peak Downs,
BHP Coal
RP4 Boomerang Creek Environmental Authority EPML00318213 Yes
3–5 Nov Peak Downs,
BHP Coal
RP5 Ripstone Creek Environmental Authority EPML00318213 Yes
4 Nov Saraji,
BHP Coal
RP6 Hughes Creek Environmental Authority EPML00862313 Yes
4–5 Nov Lake Vermont,
Bowen Basin Coal
RP4 Phillips Creek Environmental Authority EPML00659513 Yes
4–5 Nov Saraji,
BHP Coal
RP4 Phillips Creek Environmental Authority EPML00862313 Yes

December 2016

3 releases this month.

Date released Mine Release point Receiving waters Authority Compliant
11–13 Dec Daunia,
BHP Coal
RP1 New Chum Creek Environmental Authority EPML00561913 Yes
18 Dec Peak Downs,
BHP Coal
RP2 Harrow Creek Environmental Authority EPML00318213 Yes
18–20 Dec Daunia,
BHP Coal
RP1 New Chum Creek Environmental Authority EPML00561913 Yes

January 2017

7 releases this month.

Date released Mine Release point Receiving waters Authority Compliant
3–13 Jan Hail Creek,
Queensland Coal
RP1 (Polishing Pond) Middle Creek Environmental Authority EPML00661913 Yes
3–13 Jan Hail Creek,
Queensland Coal
RP3 (South Ramp 0) Bee Creek Environmental Authority EPML00661913 Yes
4 Jan Poitrel,
BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal
RP1 Isaac River via New Chum Creek Environmental Authority EPML00963013 Yes
4 Jan South Walker Creek,
BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal
RP2 Bee Creek Environmental Authority EPML00712313 Yes
4–6 Jan Isaac Plains,
Stanmore Coal
RP1 Smoky Creek Environmental Authority EPML00932713 Yes
4–8 Jan Daunia,
BHP Coal
RP1 New Chum Creek Environmental Authority EPML00561913 Yes
23–25 Jan South Walker Creek,
BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal
RP3 Bee Creek Environmental Authority EPML00712313 Yes

March 2017

51 releases this month.

Date released Mine Release point Receiving waters Authority Compliant
4–5 Mar Minerva,
Sojitz Coal Mining
RP1 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668613 Yes
4–5 Mar Minerva,
Sojitz Coal Mining
RP3 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668614 Yes
4–5 Mar Minerva,
Sojitz Coal Mining
RP5 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668615 Yes
20–23 Mar Daunia,
BHP Coal
RP1 New Chum Creek Environmental Authority EPML00561913 Yes
20–23 Mar Goonyella Riverside,
BHP Coal
RP1 Isaac River Environmental Authority EPML00853413 Yes
23–25 Mar Saraji,
BHP Coal
RP6 Hughes Creek Environmental Authority EPML00862314 Yes
23–26 Mar Saraji,
BHP Coal
RP4 Phillips Creek Environmental Authority EPML00862313 Yes
28–30 Mar Peak Downs,
BHP Coal
RP2 Harrow Creek Environmental Authority EPML00318213 Yes
28–31 Mar Peak Downs,
BHP Coal
RP12 Ripstone Creek Environmental Authority EPML00318213 Yes
28–31 Mar Peak Downs,
BHP Coal
RP5 Ripstone Creek Environmental Authority EPML00318213 Yes
28 Mar–2 Apr Peak Downs,
BHP Coal
RP4 Boomerang Creek Environmental Authority EPML00318213 Yes
28 Mar–5 Apr Daunia,
BHP Coal
RP1 New Chum Creek Environmental Authority EPML00561913 Yes
29 Mar Carborough Downs,
Fitzroy (CQ)
RP3 Isaac River Environmental Authority EPML00959213 Yes
29 Mar Carborough Downs,
Fitzroy (CQ)
RP4 Billie's Gully Environmental Authority EPML00959213 Yes
29 Mar German Creek,
Anglo Coal (German Creek)
RP13 German Creek Environmental Authority EPML00732613 Yes
29 Mar Oaky Creek,
Glencore Coal Queensland
RP2 Oaky Creek Environmental Authority EPML00942413 Yes
29 Mar Oaky Creek,
Glencore Coal Queensland
RP3 Oaky Creek Environmental Authority EPML00942413 Yes
29–30 Mar Oaky Creek,
Glencore Coal Queensland
RP5 Oaky Creek Environmental Authority EPML00942413 Yes
29–31 Mar Cook Colliery,
Caledon Coal
RP 1 Blackwater Creek Environmental Authority EPML00922913 Yes
29–31 Mar Jellinbah,
Jellinbah Group
RP2 BlackwaterCreek Environmental Authority EPML00516813 Yes
29–31 Mar Jellinbah,
Jellinbah Group
RP3 Mackenzie River Environmental Authority EPML00516813 Yes
29–31 Mar Minerva,
Minerva Coal
RP1 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668613 Yes
29–31 Mar Minerva,
Minerva Coal
RP3 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668613 Yes
29–31 Mar Minerva,
Minerva Coal
RP5 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668613 Yes
29–31 Mar Minerva,
Minerva Coal
RP7 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668613 Yes
29–31 Mar Moranbah North,
Moranbah North Coal
RP1 Isaac River Environmental Authority EPML00738813 Yes
29 Mar–1 Apr German Creek,
Anglo Coal (German Creek)
RP3c Roper Creek Environmental Authority EPML00732613 Yes
29 Mar–1 Apr Goonyella Riverside,
BHP Coal
RP1 Isaac River Environmental Authority EPML00853413 Yes
29 Mar–1 Apr Isaac Plains,
Stanmore Coal
RP1 Smoky Creek Environmental Authority EPML00932713 Yes
29 Mar–1 Apr North Goonyella/Eaglefield,
Peabody (Bowen)
RP1 Goonyella Creek Environmental Authority EPML00815613 Yes
29 Mar–1 Apr Poitrel,
BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal
RP1 Isaac River via New Chum Creek Environmental Authority EPML00963013 Yes
29 Mar–1 Apr South Walker Creek,
BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal
RP3 Bee Creek Environmental Authority EPML00712313 Yes
29 Mar–3 Apr Lake Lindsay,
Anglo Coal (German Creek)
RP5 Oaky Creek Environmental Authority EPML00739113 Yes
29 Mar–5 Apr Daunia,
BHP Coal
RP1 New Chum Creek Environmental Authority EPML00561913 No
29 Mar–6 Apr Saraji,
BHP Coal
RP1 Phillips Creek Environmental Authority EPML00862314 Yes
29 Mar–6 Apr Saraji,
BHP Coal
RP2 Hughes Creek Environmental Authority EPML00862314 Yes
29 Mar–6 Apr Saraji,
BHP Coal
RP4 Phillips Creek Environmental Authority EPML00862314 Yes
29 Mar–6 Apr Saraji,
BHP Coal
RP5 One Mile Creek Environmental Authority EPML00862314 Yes
29 Mar–6 Apr Saraji,
BHP Coal
RP6 Hughes Creek Environmental Authority EPML00862314 Yes
29 Mar–9 Apr Hail Creek,
Queensland Coal
RP1 (Polishing Pond) Middle Creek Environmental Authority EPML00661913 Yes
29 Mar–9 Apr Hail Creek,
Queensland Coal
RP5 Brumby Creek Environmental Authority EPML00661913 Yes
29 Mar–9 Apr Hail Creek,
Queensland Coal
RP6 Middle Creek Environmental Authority EPML00661913 Yes
30 Mar Carborough Downs,
Fitzroy (CQ)
RP4 Billie's Gully Environmental Authority EPML00959213 Yes
30–31 Mar Blackwater,
BHP Coal
RP3 Blackwater Creek Environmental Authority EPML00717813 Yes
30 Mar–1 Apr Callide,
Batchfire Callide
RP1 (Dunn Creek) Dunn Creek Environmental Authority EPML00720413 Yes
30 Mar–1 Apr Lake Vermont,
Bowen Basin Coal
RP4 Phillips Creek Environmental Authority EPML00659513 Yes
30 Mar–3 Apr Ensham,
Bligh Coal Limited
RP1 Nogoa River Environmental Authority EPML00732813 Yes
30 Mar–6 Apr Blackwater,
BHP Coal
RP2 Blackwater Creek Environmental Authority EPML00717813 Yes
31 Mar Carborough Downs,
Fitzroy (CQ)
RP4 Billie's Gully Environmental Authority EPML00959213 Yes
31 Mar–1 Apr Curragh,
Wesfarmers Curragh
RP3 Mackenzie River Environmental Authority EPML00643713 Yes
31 Mar–5 Apr Curragh,
Wesfarmers Curragh
RP7 Mackenzie River Environmental Authority EPML00643713 Yes

April 2017

3 releases this month.

Date released Mine Release point Receiving waters Authority Compliant
1 Apr German Creek,
Anglo Coal (German Creek)
RP1a German Creek Environmental Authority EPML00732613 Yes
1–9 Apr South Walker Creek,
BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal
RP3 Bee Creek Environmental Authority EPML00712313 Yes
4–6 Apr Jellinbah,
Jellinbah Group
RP5 Mackenzie River Environmental Authority EPML00516813 Yes
Last updated:
11 April 2017