Angus Place Colliery

Operated by Centennial: 50% share (joint venture with SK Kores Australia Pty Ltd)

 

Commenced 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

Production Approval

4 million tonnes per annum

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

Document Name Size Document Date
Angus Place Project Approval 06_0021 1.58 MB 9/14/2018
Angus Place Project Approval MOD 4 2014 1.35 MB 10/27/2014
2011 MOD 1 900W and 910 Part 1 EA 13.81 MB 4/11/2014
Angus Place Project Approval MOD 3 39.63 KB 12/9/2013
Angus Place Project Approval MOD 2 Consolidated 1.16 MB 4/22/2013
Project Approval 06_0021 1.16 MB 12/30/2012
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Environment Protection Licence

Document Name Size Document Date
Angus Place EPL 467 6.97 MB 9/14/2018
EPL 467 - Angus Place 6.84 MB 5/11/2018
Angus Place EPL 467 202.08 KB 4/14/2015
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Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC)

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act is administered by the Federal Government's Department of Environment which is incorporated into the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Populations and Communities.

The EPBC Act requires any person who proposes to undertake an action that will have, or is likely to have, a significant impact on a matter of national environmental significance to refer that action to the Minister for a decision as to whether assessment and approval is required under the EPBC Act. This decision is referred to as a ‘controlled action’. Where it is deemed a controlled action, the Minister may approve the action and issue conditions of approval

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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.

Document Name Size Document Date
Angus Place PIRMP 799.48 KB 8/31/2017
Angus Place Pollution Incident Response Management Plan October 2016 202.10 KB 10/21/2016
Angus Place Pollution Incident Response Management Plan 11.37 MB 12/8/2014
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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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