Licences & Approvals
Moolarben Coal Operations Pty Ltd (MCO) is the operator of the Moolarben Coal Complex. The 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 is approved to extract up to 24 Million Tonnes of coal per annum, with up to 16 million tonnes from open cut and up to 8 million tonnes from underground operations. 22 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.
STAGE 1 MODIFICATION 15
The Modification involves development of ancillary infrastructure to support the safe and efficient operation of the approved UG4 underground mining area. This includes the construction and operation of a new downcast ventilation shaft and compound, a remote services infrastructure area, and augmentations to the approved dewatering borefield and associated access and infrastructure corridors.
The Modification would not change the approved mining operations at UG4 (e.g. layout, method, mine life, production rate or workforce).