Welcome to Mangoola Open Cut
Description of Operation
Mangoola Open Cut is an open cut coal operation in the Wybong area, 20 kilometres west of Muswellbrook and approximately 10 kilometres north of the township of Denman. Mangoola Open Cut is based on a large, undeveloped coal reserve of approximately 150 million tonnes (Mt). Mangoola Open Cut aims to provide a long term, secure and profitable supply of high quality coal, whilst conducting operations in an environmentally responsible manner through the effective management, mitigation and offsetting of environmental impacts. Mangoola Open Cut aims to support our local community and be a responsible community member.
During 2013, Mangoola Open Cut submitted an application to modify Project Approval 06_0014 which primarily sought to increase Mangoola's run of mine (ROM) coal extraction rate from 10.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) to 13.5 mtpa which could be achieved due to efficiencies already realised in the operation of the Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP).
On 28th April 2014, the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC), under delegation from the NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, granted Mangoola Open Cut approval under Section 75W of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Please refer to the "Approvals" section of this website for more details.