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Lidsdale Siding

Operated by Centennial: 100% ownership


Commercial operations



Western Coalfields near Lithgow, NSW


Loading trains for export


Export - Thermal Coal


Operational Upgrade Project

Coal extracted in 2011


Full production capacity


Remaining coal reserves



Rail to Port Kembla and Port of Newcastle


Conveyors, stockpiles, weighbridge, loading equipment, workshop, offices

Main Content

Lidsdale Siding is located on the northern edge of Wallerawang. The site has been continually used as a coal storage and rail loading facility since 1974.

The site is primarily used to export coal from Centennial’s Western Region mines to Port Kembla Coal Terminal. Coal is delivered to Lidsdale Siding via an overland conveyor linked to the Springvale Coal Services site.

The train loading process is automated following the establishment of underground reclaimers to the coal stockpile, which feed a conveyor taking coal to a train loading bin.  The loading facility is licenced to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Blasting Notifications

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Community Consultation

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Community Consultative Committee

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Community Complaints Register

The Lidsdale Siding Community Information Hotline is (02) 6355 7965. For further information about enquiries or complaints, please view our Contact Us page.

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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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Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC)

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Environmental Protection Licence

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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

Independent Environmental Audits are undertaken regularly as a component of each mining approval. The audit is undertaken by a suitably qualified independent expert. The purpose of the audit is to independently assess the environmental performance of the mine and whether it is complying with the relevant requirements of its project approval, any relevant mining lease and environmental protection licence.

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Transport Records

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