10 million tonne Gunnedah NSW coal mine project update

10 million tonne Gunnedah NSW coal mine project update

600 mine jobs if NSW coal mine is approved in 2015

The NSW coal mining industry is waiting for yet another coal mine to be assessed beforebeing given final approval to proceed. The Shenhua Watermark Coal project has been ongoing for some time, although the outcome of development application should be known in January 2015.

The NSW Planning Assessment Commission meets in Gunnedah this week to listen to final submissions on the future of the Shenhua Watermark Coal project.

600 NSW coal mine jobs

The massive open-cut NSW coal mine project, which is situated 25 km south-east of Gunnedah, will create over 600 NSW mine jobs and when in full production it is estimated it will produce somewhere in the region of 10 million tonnes of coal per year.

TheShenhua Watermark Coal project has come under fire for a long time, mostly driven by the local farmers in the area who are naturally concerned about how much the coal mine development will impact on the local water table as well as the local environment.

Back in September 2014, the coal project was subjected to more tests being carried out; focusing on the mine’s water modelling and rehabilitation design which was not satisfactory at the time.

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Mining developments such as the Shenhua Watermark Coal project will provide much-needed jobs for workers in the local communities surrounding the mine – if it is given the go-ahead to proceed.

News of this nature rarely reaches the traditional news channels like radio and TV. Therefore, many people miss out on the opportunity to find employment and possibly their dream job in the mines.

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Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.

The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.

The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.

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Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.

RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.

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