Wandoan Coal Project
Covering approx. 32,000 hectares of exploration tenure to the west of the town of Wandoan, it is anticipated the proposed project will comprise an open-cut coal mine, a coal handling and preparation plant and support facilities.
With an expected mine life of over 30 years, the mine would produce thermal coal for export markets and possibly domestic markets.
XCQ is participating in a joint venture to investigate the construction of a new rail connection known as Surat Basin Rail, between Wandoan and the existing Moura-Gladstone line at Banana. XCQ is also working with QR Network regarding upgrades to its existing connections from Moura to Gladstone, and is co-ordinating with potential new port development at Wiggins Island and Balaclava Island.
The Wandoan Coal Project is situated to the west of the Queensland town of Wandoan. The Wandoan township is located a few hundred metres off the Leichhardt Highway 66 kilometres north of Miles, 407 kilometres north-west of Brisbane, and 382 kilometres south-west of the Port of Gladstone.
If the Wandoan Coal Project is developed, it will create many job opportunities. Some of these would be based in Wandoan, others on the railway line at the Port in Gladstone., throughout the Surat Basin and in other areas of south-east Queensland. Some jobs would be through direct employment with Xstrata Coal Queensland(XQC), while others would be through employment with one of the Project`s contractors or suppliers. There will also be locally-based apprenticeships and traineeships and opportunities for Tertiary scholarships and graduate employment.
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