Mangoola Coal Continued Operations Project
Mangoola Coal is seeking approval for the Mangoola Coal Continued Operations Project to continue its current open cut mining adjacent to the north of the existing Mine. The Project would provide access to approximately 45 Mt of coal resources located on land largely owned by Mangoola Coal.
Key aspects of the project include:
- Mining of the additional coal resource including establishment of overburden emplacement areas;
- Construction of an access road bridge over Wybong Road, to allow the road to remain open;
- Construction of water management infrastructure;
- Re-alignment of a portion of Wybong Post Office Road;
- Continued use of all other existing Mangoola infrastructure items including coal washing and train loading facilities, emplacement areas, workshops and administration facilities, and
- Ongoing employment for the existing workforce and continue to use best practice rehabilitation.
A Preliminary Environmental Assessment for the Mangoola Coal Continued Operations Project has now been prepared and can be found on the Department of Planning and Environment's (DP&E), Major Projects website at: http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=8642.
Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirement’s (SEARs) have now been issued by DP&E for the Mangoola Coal Continued Operations Project (SSD 8642) and are also available on the Major Project website.
A development application will be prepared and submitted to DP&E in accordance with requirements of the
Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. This application will be supported by a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Mangoola have now commenced a Community Consultation Program which will contribute to the identification of key environmental and social issues that will assist us in developing the Project and preparation of the EIS.
As part of the Community Consultation Program, we have contracted landholders in the vicinity of the proposed Project so that key issues are identified and included within the Social Impact Assessment. Further information will be provided as the Project progresses throughout the assessment process and as study findings become available.
If you would like to know more about the Project, please contact Jason or Nathan.