Sojitz Blue


Community Environment


Sojitz is actively involved in building a sustainable future for the community in which it operates. We recognise the importance of working with our local communities and government to ensure our operations are developed in a responsible and sustainable way. We are committed to supporting communities in areas we operate by sponsoring projects that contribute to local community growth.



Environmental management is a core aspect of Sojitz Blue’s values. The company is committed to reducing its environmental impacts and operating in an environmentally sustainable way and contributing to the long term development of our local communities that surround our operation. Environmental management plans are in place across our operation. These plans highlight the steps taken to minimise environmental impacts at our mining operations.


Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) – Section 99(4)

Gregory Crinum Coal Mine M-Block Extension Project
EPBC 2021/9127

Notification for publication of the final Public Environment Report, Gregory Crinum Mine (GCM) M-Block Extension, prepared for Sojitz Blue Pty Ltd (July 2023 – Rev. No. 7).

Sojitz Blue Pty Ltd are proposing to continue mining operations at GCM with M-Block located wholly within ML1923 and immediately east of the existing mining areas. The coal will be used solely for the production of steel. GCM, inclusive of M-Block, is located approximately 50 km north-east of Emerald, Queensland and holds a Queensland Environmental Authority (EA) (EPML00945013) and water licence (577145) to enable dewatering of ML1923. Mining of M-Block will use conventional open-cut mining methods for the first three years, with underground access to be established from the highwall. Existing infrastructure will be used for M-Block mining activity.

The proposed action has been determined a controlled action under the EPBC Act. The controlling provisions are ‘Listed threatened species and communities (sections 18 & 18A), and ‘A water resource, in relation to coal seam gas development and large coal mining developments (sections 24D & 24E)’.

The documentation was made available for public comment from 12 May 2023 to 9 June 2023, and these comments have been considered, noted and responded to within this PER.

The documentation is for information only and can be accessed electronically at Sojitz’s website – and viewed during business hours, Monday to Friday, from 9am 10 July 2023 to 5pm 3 August 2023 at:
  • Emerald Library – 44 Borilla Street, Emerald Qld 4720 (07) 4986 8444
  • Department of Environment and Science (DES) – Hospital Road Emerald, Qld 4720
  • Persons requiring assistance (i.e. visual impairment or English as a second language) may contact Sojitz on 07 3054 6901.