Google has confirmed that the Cunbury station and its accompanying buildings will be demolished.
The company said the building is to be torn down in 2019, following a decision to not renew the contract with the Queensland Government to build the Crescene facility.
“We have made the decision to remove the Cuntra station and related buildings from the Cremor site for the purpose of building the Cumbrian Basin Network’s new network of substations and substations, in line with our commitment to the Cunnam Station community,” the company said in a statement.
It’s not clear what the replacement station would look like.
Work is expected to begin in 2019 and will involve “a series of major and small improvements” to the existing station, with the aim of eventually having “a fully operational station”.
“We are looking forward to the exciting future ahead for Cunaview,” the statement said.
Earlier this year, the Queensland government said it was closing the Cottesloe station as part of the plan to build a new, privately owned station, but did not say when that would be.
In October, it was revealed that Queensland Government-owned coalmines owned by Cunawen Power would be shut down, while a new coalmine planned for the area of the old Cuncun station would be built on the site.
Cunawens coalmine, which was announced in 2014, will operate until 2025.
State Treasurer John Chubb said the $2 billion project would be completed by 2022.
Construction would begin on the Cundawen mine, and on the remaining mines, which include the Curnawen and Cunfyrn mines.
A spokesman for the Queensland Mining Association (QMA) said it would be the “last coalmine” in the state.
Mr Chubb added that the coalminers would be working “with a lot of confidence” and “the industry is very well positioned to build this new station”.
The QMA said the company was committed to the region, and would invest $800 million to build new coal mines.
“This will create a new economic boost for the region