Blackwood South project to last 90 years

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance has affirmed its belief in the long-term future of coal in Queensland by proposing to develop a $1 billion metallurgical coal project – Blackwood South – that would last 90 years.

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BMA's Blackwater mine in Queensland will operate independently from the proposed Blackwater South mine.

The project has reached federal environmental approval stage after the company lodged an Initial Advice Statement with the Queensland government for its approval as a coordinated project.