Welcome to the Xstrata Coal Wandoan Project
The Xstrata Coal Wandoan Project is a proposed open-cut thermal coal mine immediately west of the Wandoan township.
As at July 2012, Xstrata Coal is undergoing the final Queensland Government approval process that will allow us to proceed with development of the proposed mine.
After the mining lease and environmental authority are granted by the Queensland Government, we will move towards a final investment decision. In the meantime, we will continue planning for construction of the mine and supporting infrastructure.
The mining lease application area covers approximately 32,000 hectares. The proposed mine would include an open-cut coal mine, a coal handling and preparation plant, and support facilities.
With an expected life of more than 30 years, the proposed mine would produce thermal coal that would be exported around the world or sold to the domestic market. It is anticipated that around 30 million run-of-mine tonnes of coal would be mined at Wandoan annually.