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Myuna

Operation By Centennial: 100% ownership

 

Commercial operations:

Purchased in 2002 in the Powercoal acquisition

Location:

Newcastle Coalfields near Toronto, NSW

Mining Method:

Underground (Continuous Miner Bord and Pillar Operations)

Markets:

Domestic - Thermal Coal

Status:

Operational

Coal extracted in 2011:

1.58 million tonnes

Full production capacity:

2 million tonnes per annum

Remaining coal reserves:

17.2 million tonnes

Transportation:

Dedicated overland coal conveyor to Eraring Power Station

Infrastructure:

Onsite Coal Crushing Plant

Main Content

Myuna is an underground coal mine located in Wangi Wangi, Lake Macquarie in the Newcastle Coalfields approximately 25 kilometres south-west of Newcastle.

In 2010 Myuna submitted a Project Approval under Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act to continue mining in areas outside the existing Development Consent Mining Area and within the existing mining leases. In January 2012, Myuna received Project Approval for the continuation of mining until 31 December 2032.

This approval extends mining and coal handling at Myuna within the lease area and proposes to:

  • mine using bord and pillar mining methods in the Wallarah, Great Northern, and Fassifern seams in CCL762 and ML1370, for a further 21 years;
  • produce, handle and distribute to Eraring Power Station, up to 2 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) using existing infrastructure;
  • continue the use of ancillary infrastructure and service for a further 21 years;
  • upgrade the water management system; and
  • rehabilitate the surface facilities within 5 years of completion of mining.

Myuna had an excellent year in 2011 achieving new production records. Myuna places a large amount of emphasis on safety and environmental improvements. At the 2011 Centennial Coal Health Safety Environment and Community Innovation Conference Myuna was awarded both the Judges and Peoples First Place Award.

The mine prides itself in maintaining strong partnerships with local community groups in Wangi Wangi. An example of our ongoing sponsorships include:

  • Wangi Lions Club and the Dobell Arts and Craft Festival
  • Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club and the Australia Day Regatta
  • Sponsorship of the Wangi Arcadia Netball Club
  • Sponsorship of the Wangi Lions Club Beautifying Wangi Project
  • Toronto Learning Community Band through the Arcadia Vale School
  • Rathmines Scouts

Community


Blasting Notifications

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Community Consultation

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Community Consultative Committee

Myuna has recently established a Community Consultative Committee (CCC).

The CCC provides a forum for open discussion between representatives of the company, the community, the council and other stakeholders on issues directly relating to the mine’s operations, environmental performance and community relations, and to keep the community informed on these matters.

The membership of the Myuna CCC comprises an independent chairperson, local community members and other stakeholders, local council representatives and representatives from the Company including the person with direct managerial responsibility for the environmental management of the mine.

The Director General of the Department of Planning has appointed Gerard Martin as the independent chair of the CCC. As an independent chairperson, Mr Martin will be responsible for convening, facilitating, mediating and advising the committee.

Mr Martin is a retired State Member of Parliament and long serving former Mayor and Local Government Councillor.

Myuna Community Consultative Committee Members:

  • Chariman – Gerard Martin;
  • Centennial Coal Myuna Representative – Mal Yule (Myuna Mine Manager);
  • Centennial Coal Myuna Representative – Morgan Gleeson (Myuna Environment and Community Coordinator);
  • Community Representative – Sandra O'Donnell;
  • Community Representative - John Shoebridge;
  • Community Representative - Ray Robinson; 
  • Lake Macquarie City Council Representative – TBC;
  • Wyong Shire Council Representative – TBC.

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Community Complaints Register

The Myuna Community Information number is (02) 4970 0270. A register of community complaints received by the colliery can be viewed in the document below.

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Stakeholder Engagement Plan

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Development, Mining and Environment Approvals

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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