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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.


Enquiry and contact details for Lidsdale Siding Project:

Lidsdale Siding
Lidsdale Siding Community Information Hotline: (02) 6355 7965

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Environment Management Plans

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.

Environment Management Plans

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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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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 Monitoring Data

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.

Environment Protection Licence Monitoring Data

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