Angus Place

Operation By Centennial: 50% share (joint venture with SK Kores Australia Pty Ltd)

 

Commercial operations:

Purchased in 2002 in the Powercoal acquisition

Location:

Western Coalfields near Lithgow NSW

Mining Method:

Underground (Longwall and Continuous Miner)

Markets:

Domestic - thermal coal

Status:

Care and Maintenance (since March 2015)

Coal extracted in 2014:

3,424,888 million tonnes per annum

Full production capacity:

4 million tonnes per annum

Remaining coal reserves:

54 million tonnes - equivalent to 20 years

Transportation:

Dedicated private haul roads to Wallerawang and Mt Piper power stations

Infrastructure:

Coal Crushing Plant

Main Content

There has been mining at Angus Place Colliery for nearly 70 years.  In response to the prolonged downturn in internatinal coal markets, a decision was made by Centennial Coal to commence 'care and maintenance' at Angus Place following the completion of secondary extraction with Longwall 900W.  Angus Place completed secondary extraction of the longwall panel on 15 February 2015 and the mine was placed on care and maintenace on 28 March 2015.  To increase the operational efficiency of the neighbouring Springvale Mine (Springvale), two development crews and mining equiment were redeployed.  While on 'care and maintenance', Angus Place will continue to meet safety and environmental regulations and the site will be appropriately maintained to enable a reopening when the Springvale reserves have been extracted or if market conditions improve.

Centennial is seeking approval to extent its underground mining operations at Angus Place to the east of the site's current operations to extend the life of the mine beyond March 2016 known as the Angus Place Extention Project.  The Project will allow the mine to continue operating and secure local jobs, while the local and regional community will also continue to benefit from the mine's positive economic contribution.  The Project aims to secure significant long term coal resources in close geographic proximimity to local power stations.  To find out more detailed information on the Angus Place Extension Project please go to the Projects page.

Community


Blasting Notifications

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Community Consultation

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Community Consultative Committee

A Community Consultative Committee (CCC) provides a forum for open discussion between representatives of the Company, community, council and other stakeholders on issues directly relating to the mine’s operations, environmental performance and community relations, and keeps the community informed on these matters.  Angus Place and Springvale now operate a combined CCC.

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Community Complaints Register

The Angus Place Community Information Hotline is (02) 6354 8744. A register of community complaints received by the mine can be viewed in the document below. Please note this document is only updated when complaints received.

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Stakeholder Engagement Plan

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Development, Mining and Environment Approvals

The following document(s) relate to the mine’s operating and licence conditions.


Authorisations under the Mining Act

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Consents and Approvals under the EP and A Act

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Environment Protection Licence

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Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC)

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Exploration

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Environmental Assessments

Environmental Assessments (EAs) are an assessment of the environmental, social and economic benefits and impacts of a proposed project or modification to an existing project. EAs are regulated by the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure.


Environmental Assessments

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Environmental Management

Approvals obtained to facilitate mining generally require management plans in consideration of various identified environmental impacts. These plans vary from operation to operation to reflect the operating conditions.


Environmental Management Plans, Strategies and Programs

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Mining Operations Plan / Rehabilitation Management Plan

Mining operations in NSW are required, as a condition of an authorisation issued under the Mining Act, to conduct mining operations in accordance with a Mining Operations Plan (MOP) that has been approved by NSW Trade and Investment - Division of Resources and Energy.
The MOP describes the manner in which mining, processing, rehabilitation and reporting are to be undertaken with reference to Management Plans and Procedures. The MOP also establishes relationships to other approval and reporting requirements consistent with development consent, leases and licences.

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Pollution Incident Response Management Plan

The Pollution Incident Response Management Plan has been developed to satisfy the requirements of the Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 (POELA Act) which requires the preparation, implementation and publication of a Pollution Incident Response Management Plan.
The objectives of these plans are to provide guidelines and procedures for the effective control and reporting of pollution incidents to all relevant stakeholders.
Whilst personal contact details for the following document are available in the controlled on-site Pollution Incident Response Management Plan, they do not appear in this public document under provision of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

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Subsidence Management

Subsidence Management Plans (SMPs) are prepared by mining lease holders to consider the potential impacts of underground mining and identify measures to manage such impacts. SMPs may contain requirements for the avoidance of damage to particularly significant features, the mitigation of damage, or rehabilitation of subsidence related impacts.

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Environmental Reporting & Compliance

The following provides a summary of environmental monitoring data undertaken as required by Environment Protection Licences and Approvals. The purpose of this data is to provide the community with meaningful information on the performance of environmental controls.


Annual Reports

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Environmental Monitoring Reports

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Independent Environmental Audits

Schedule 5 Condition 8 of the Angus Place Approval required Angus Place Colliery to commission an independent environmental audit prior to 31 December 2007, and every 3 years thereafter. To this end, URS were commissioned prior to 31 December 2010 to carry out an independent audit of the Angus Place Project Approval granted on the 13 September 2006. A summary of the audit findings and the colliery’s response are shown below.

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Transport Records

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