State: NSW


Project NEW : Caval Ridge Coal Mine

A multinational resource company plans to invest an equivalent $273.2 million in its next mining venture, in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) plans to pour US$204 million in its Caval Ridge Southern Circuit (CRSC) Capital Growth Project, about 170km southwest of Mackay. The project involves setting up an 11km overland conveyor system, which will transport coal from the Peak Downs Mine to the Coal Handling Preparation Plant (CHPP) at the nearby Caval Ridge Mine.

Work will also include upgrading the existing CHPP and Stockyard and creating a new Stockpile Pad and Run-of-Mine Station at Peak Downs. BMA will also invest in new mining fleet, including excavators and trucks.

The project covers an area approximately 17km long and 4km wide, excluding the Rail Spur and overland conveyor. Caval Ridge includes the Horse Pit (north of Peak Downs Highway) and Heyford Pit (north of Harrow Creek).

Construction is expected to start in mid-2017 and take 18 months to complete.

This project is promised to create 400 new construction jobs and 200 ongoing operational roles.  Continue reading


Project New : Hume Coal Mine

Plans to develop a $498 million coal mine in the NSW Southern Highlands have moved to their next stage. The Hume Coal Project will involve development and operation of an underground coal mine and associated mine infrastructure about 3km west of Moss Vale. The proponent is Hume Coal Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of POSCO Australia, which in turn is wholly owned by Korean company POSCO.

The project’s Environmental Impact Statement has been placed on public exhibition this month. Preliminary plans were lodged with the NSW Department of Planning when the project was revealed in July 2013. Continue reading

new project ashton coal

Project NEW : Ashton Coal

The Ashton Coal Mine consists of an underground mine, located in the Upper Hunter Valley region of New South Wales. The mine is 14 km northwest of Singleton and a convenient 90 km from the coal port of Newcastle. 

Ashton Coal Mine has a current underground production capacity of over 1.5Mtpa of high-quality semi-soft coking coal. Product coal is sold to a number of Asian-based steel mills. The Ashton operation includes the underground mine, an open cut project, a Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP) and a rail siding. Continue reading

News : Kidman Cattle Co Approved To Rinehart

KidmanCattleCoThe sale of Kidman cattle empire has been approved by Treasurer Scott Morrison, with the empire now belonging to mining magnate Gina Rinehart and a Chinese consortium.
In a statement, Mr Morrison said a local farming family would acquire the largest station in the Kidman group, Anna Creek, and its outstation The Peake. >> Read full story here