Whitehaven Coal gets green light for $1bn coal project in Qld


Whitehaven Coal’s $1 billion Winchester South metallurgical coal project has been declared a coordinated project.

The currently undeveloped project, which Whitehaven acquired in 2018, will entail up to $1 billion in capital expenditure and create 500 jobs during construction and 450 jobs when operating, to produce high quality metallurgical coal for export to the Asian market.

Located 30km south-east of Moranbah in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, it will involve the construction of a new open-cut coal mine, a coal processing plant and a rail loop to connect with the existing Bowen Basin coal rail network.

At full capacity, the mine will produce approximately 15 million tonnes per annum of predominantly high quality metallurgical coal, providing a boost to local communities and returning millions in royalties to the Queensland economy each year.

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