Licences & Approvals
Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd (MCO) is the operator of the Moolarben Coal Complex. Moolarben Coal Complex has been operating for several years and at full development will comprise four open cut mines (OC1, OC2, OC3 and OC4), three longwall underground mines (UG1, UG2 and UG4), and mining related infrastructure (including coal processing and transport facilities). Mining operations are currently approved until 31 December 2038.
Moolarben Coal Complex has approved to extract up to 21 Million Tonnes of Coal per annum, with up to 13 million tonnes from open cut and 8 million tonnes from underground operations. 18 million tonnes of product coal can be transported from the site per annum.
Mining operations are undertaken in accordance with relevant Project Approvals, Mining Leases, EPBC approval decisions and Environmental Protection licence. Exploration activities are undertaken in accordance with relevant Exploration Licences. Further details are provided in the related links below.