Current Major Project Facilitation Programme Projects

Details of Current Major Project Facilitation Programme Projects

The following table outlines the details of current projects assessed as eligible for the Major Project Facilitation Programme.

Project Name Project Proponent Description MPF Services Web Link
Granted Expires
Border Railway Project Australian Transport and Energy Corridor Limited A new inland rail route linking Moree with Toowoomba with the potential to provide transport links to both Brisbane and Gladstone. Renewed Mar-2015 TBA ATEC Rail Group Limited
Browse FLNG Development Woodside Energy Limited Development of Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facilities that will extract and process gas resources located in the Browse basin off the coast near Broome, Western Australia, in the Brecknock, Calliance and Torosa fields. Renewed May-2015 31-Dec-2017 Woodside
Central Eyre Iron Project Iron Road Ltd Development of a new magnetite iron ore mine with on-site ore processing facilities located south of Wudinna on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. The project will also develop an infrastructure corridor including a standard gauge rail line, a new power transmission line and a new deep water port located at Cape Hardy in South Australia's Spencer Gulf, approximately 7km south of Port Neill. Renewed Nov-2016 31-Dec-2019 Iron Road Ltd
Chandler Facility Tellus Holdings Ltd The Chandler Facility, located approximately 120km south of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, will extract salt from an underground mine. The majority will be exported primarily for industrial purposes. The resulting underground voids will then be utilised for storing equipment, archives, and the storage, recovery and permanent isolation of difficult to manage waste materials (known as Controlled Wastes in the NT) in a Deep Geological Repository in a salt bed that formed over 500 million years ago and has been tectonically stable ever since. Apr-2017 31-Dec-2019 Tellus Holdings Ltd
Equus Gas Fields Development Hess Exploration Australia Pty Ltd The commercialisation of significant offshore natural gas and condensate discoveries in the Carnarvon Basin off the Western Australian coast. Sub-sea gas pipelines will connect to third party Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) processing facilities. Renewed Mar-2016 31-Dec-2018 Hess Global Operations
Fibre Expressway Subsea Cable Project Fibre Expressway Pty Ltd The Fibre Expressway project will provide global telecommunications connectivity to Western Australia via Indonesia and Singapore and Malaysia. The project also aims to provide reliable, high speed, high capacity telecommunications services between Perth and remote mining and offshore oil and gas developments. Mar-2017 31-Dec-2019 Fibre Expressway Pty Ltd
Galilee Coal Project Waratah Coal Pty Ltd The development of a greenfield thermal coal mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin and associated rail and port infrastructure. Renewed May-2013 TBA Waratah Coal
Ichthys Gas & Condensate Field Development Inpex Browse Limited Development of gas and condensate fields located in the Browse Basin off the Kimberley coast and construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant in Darwin. Renewed
31-Dec-2017 Inpex
Mobile LNG Project Mobile LNG Pty Ltd The Mobile LNG Project will construct a virtual gas ‘pipeline’ at four LNG hubs across Australia: one in South Australia; two in Western Australia; and one in the Northern Territory. Each of these hubs will facilitate LNG production, distribution, refuelling and regasification facilities for transport and energy generation and will be capable of producing approximately 400 tonnes per day of LNG. April-2014 TBA Mobile LNG Pty Ltd
Nolans Rare Earth Project Arafura Resources Ltd A rare earths mine and processing operation, located 135km north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, will produce around 16,500 tonnes per annum of mixed rare earths-rich intermediate product. This product will be exported to an overseas refinery for final processing into high-value rare earth products which may be used in the automotive, clean energy technology and electronic sectors. The operation also plans to produce 110,000 tonnes per annum of merchant-grade phosphoric acid for the fertiliser industry. Sept-2016 31-Dec-2019 Arafura Resources Ltd
Prelude FLNG Project Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd Shell will be utilising an innovative floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility to commercialise the 3 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas located in gas fields in the Browse Basin off the Kimberley Coast. Renewed Oct-2015 31-Dec-2017 Shell Australia
Project Sea Dragon Seafarms Group Ltd Project Sea Dragon aims to develop 10,000 hectares of land-based aquaculture at Legune Station in the Northern Territory, producing approximately 125,000 tonnes of Black Tiger Prawns per annum primarily for export to Asian markets. July-2015 31-Dec-2018 Seafarms Group
Sandy Ridge Project Tellus Holdings Ltd The Sandy Ridge project, located approximately 240km northwest of Kalgoorlie by road, Western Australia, will extract Kaolin clay mainly for the south east Asian export market for use in ceramics. The resulting voids will then be utilised for the long-term storage, recovery or permanent isolation difficult to manage waste materials (known as Controlled Wastes in WA) and low level radioactive wastes (eg.smoke detectors) in a Near Surface Geological Repository, in a clay bed that formed about 70 million years ago and has been tectonically stable ever since. Apr-2017 31-Dec-2019 Tellus Holdings Ltd
West Pilbara Iron Ore Project API Management Pty Ltd The development of a 30 million tonne per annum iron ore project and associated rail and port infrastructure located in Western Australia's Pilbara region. Renewed Mar-2017 31-Dec-2019 API
West Seahorse Project Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd The West Seahorse Project will develop an offshore oil field in Commonwealth waters off the Gippsland coast in Victoria. Renewed Jun-2017 27-Jun-2020 Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd
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