The Queensland Government has approved the construction of a 900 megawatt "clean" coal-fired powerstation in the Galilee Basin.

The power station is to be built by Galilee Power which is owned by Waratah Coal Pty Limited. Waratah Coal announced Australia’s largest thermal coal mine and infrastructure project, worth $7.5 billion, earlier this year.

Waratah Coal said that the $1.25 billion power station, which will incorporate carbon capture and storage technologies, will employ 60 people when operating and about 1,000 during the construction phase. Construction is expected to start in about three years.