Newstan landscape


Operated by Centennial: 100% ownership

Commenced Operations

Purchased in 2002 as part of the Powercoal acquisition


Newcastle Coalfields near Toronto, NSW

Mining method

Underground (longwall and continuous miner)


Domestic and Export - Thermal and Semi-soft Coking Coal

Production Approval

4.0 million tonnes per annum


Dedicated haul road to other mines and power stations, and rail facilities to the Port of Newcastle, Port Kembla and Vales Point Power Station.


Coal preparation plant, coal handling plant and reject emplacement infrastructure.

Main Content

There has been mining at Newstan for over 125 years. Following geological difficulties experienced at the mine, Newstan was placed on care and maintenance in 2008, and over several years, embarked on an extensive exploration drilling programme.

As a result, Newstan has recommenced operations in an area of the mine that provides the platform for a proposed future extension to its existing operations. Newstan remains committed to the highest environmental standards while also remaining focused on the safety and well-being of employees.

A number of facilities that will vastly improve the ability to manage water at Newstan have been constructed including; the Southern Reject Emplacement Area (SREA), Clean Water Diversion Drain (CWDD) and the Final Pollution Control Dam (FPCD) expansion. Further water management initiatives are also being investigated.

Newstan is proposing two Projects known as the Newstan Extension Project and the Northern Coal Services Coal Logistics Project. Both projects will assist Newstan to implement new and proven technologies to build a safe, community and environmentally responsible, sustainable and productive operation. To find out more detailed information on these projects please go to the Projects page or click here.


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.

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Community Complaints Register

The Newstan Community Information Hotline is 1800 247 662. A register of community complaints received by the mine can be viewed in the document below.

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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

Document Name Size Document Date
Newstan Consolidated Consent 1999 (MOD 8) 389.77 KB 1/21/2019
Northern Coal Logistics Development Consent MOD 1 3.50 MB 7/23/2018
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Consents and Approvals under the EP and A Act

Document Name Size Document Date
Northern Region Mine Water DIscharges Management Plan 21.54 MB 10/10/2017
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Environment Protection Licence

Document Name Size Document Date
Environmental Protection Licence 395 172.17 KB 5/3/2018
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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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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.

Document Name Size Document Date
Newstan Awaba Mining Operations Plan 2020 - 2023 101.71 MB 8/27/2020
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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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