Nathan Dam Project with Sun Water - Authorisation - A91338


Six Queensland coal producers located in the Surat and Bowen Basins seek authorisation to:

- collectively discuss and negotiate terms and conditions of water supply and the development of the proposed Nathan Dam Project with SunWater
- discuss among themselves matters relating to those discussions and negotiations and
- enter into and give effect to contracts, arrangements or understandings with SunWater.

The coal producers are: Cockatoo Coal Limited; Cuesta Coal Limited; MetroCoal Limited; Peabody Energy Australia PCI Pty Ltd; QC Resource Investments; and Whitehaven Coal.

The Applicants requested interim authorisation to commence collective negotiations as soon as possible. The ACCC granted interim authorisation on 15 November 2012.

The ACCC issued a final determination granting authorisation on 20 February 2013. Authorisation is granted until 13 March 2036.


  • Cockatoo Coal Limited
  • Cuesta Coal Limited
  • MetroCoal Limited
  • Peabody Energy Australia PCI Pty Ltd
  • QC Resource Investments
  • Whitehaven Coal Ltd

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91338