There has been mining at Angus Place Colliery for nearly 70 years. In response to the prolonged downturn in international 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 maintenance on 28 March 2015. To increase the operational efficiency of the neighbouring Springvale Mine (Springvale), two development crews and mining equipment 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 proximity to local power stations. To find out more detailed information on the Angus Place Extension Project please go to the Projects page.