Further delays for Waratah Coal's Galilee Basin mine

Mining magnate Clive Palmer faces further delay to his proposed Galilee Basin coal mine after the Queensland government extended the objection deadline.

The Brisbane Times is reporting Mr Palmer's company Waratah Coal has proposed two open-cut operations and four underground longwall operations in central Queensland, removing a total of 40 million tonnes of coal a year. It will include coal handling preparation plants and a 453km rail transportation network to Abbot Point.

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy granted the extension until April 3 to allow the community extra time to provide submissions.

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