Springvale landscape


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

Commenced Operations



Western Coalfields near Lithgow, NSW

Mining Method

Underground (Longwall) 


Domestic and Export - Thermal coal

Production Approval

5.5 million tonnes per annum


Dedicated conveyors to domestic customers, rail to Port Kembla


Coal handling plant on site, coal preparation plant (at Springvale Coal Services Operation), overland conveyors

Main Content

Springvale is an underground coal mine located in the Western Coalfields near Lithgow in New South Wales. Using longwall mining methods coal is transferred by conveyor to surface facilities, where it is then transported by dedicated overland conveyors to Springvale Coal Services.  The coal is then processed predominately for domestic use at Mount Piper Power Station with the balance exported via Lidsdale Siding (train loading facility).

The mine has over 25 years of continued support of the Lithgow and surrounding communities through sponsorship of local organisations, schools, and events as well as providing local employment opportunities.

The Western Community Consultative Committee (CCC) meets twice a year to provide a platform for open discussions between representatives of Springvale, the community and other key stakeholder’s on issues directly relating to the mines operation and environmental performance.


Water Treatment Project

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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.

Although not required under its current consent, Springvale requested endorsement from the Department of Planning and Infrastructure for the establishment of a community consultative committee.

Springvale now has a joint CCC with Angus Place. For information on the Community Consultative Committee please go to the Angus Place operations page or click on the link below.

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Community Complaints Register

The Springvale Community Information Hotline is (02) 6350 1640. A register of community complaints received by the mine can be viewed in the document below. There are currently no documents

Document Name Size Document Date
WCS_SSD-5579_Complaints Register April 2014 - December 2019 464.46 KB 1/15/2020
SSD5594 Complaint Register 105.01 KB 8/1/2019
Springvale SSD_5594 Complaints Register 263.87 KB 6/14/2018
Springvale SSD_5594 Complaints Register 258.92 KB 8/7/2017
Springvale SSD_5594 Complaints Register 211.76 KB 3/15/2017
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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
ML 1727 1.13 MB 2/4/2016
ML 1670 329.52 KB 12/11/2015
ML1323 Lease 5.10 MB 6/28/2014
MPL 314 Lease 2.05 MB 6/16/2014
ML1303 Lease 1.15 MB 5/8/2014
ML 1588 Lease 6.36 MB 6/19/2006
CL 377 Lease 487.91 KB 9/1/2004
ML 1326 Lease 970.76 KB 9/1/2004
ML1537 Lease 642.40 KB 6/16/2003
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Consents and Approvals under the EP and A Act

Document Name Size Document Date
SSD5594 Springvale Consolidated Consent 3.71 MB 6/20/2017
SSD 5594 Springvale Development Consent 7.48 MB 12/21/2015
WAL36383 92.84 KB 10/10/2014
WAL36446 82.53 KB 5/21/2014
WAL36443 1.52 MB 4/2/2014
Springvale Mod 4 Notice of Modification 21.09 KB 12/5/2013
10BL605395 311.06 KB 6/17/2013
Springvale Mod 3 Notice of Modification 156.18 KB 3/8/2013
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Environment Protection Licence

Document Name Size Document Date
EPL 3607 Springvale Colliery 150.16 KB 5/8/2019
Springvale EPL6307 May 2019 148.84 KB 5/8/2019
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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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Document Name Size Document Date
EL6974 Exploration Licence 1.15 MB 5/12/2014
A460 Authorisation 1.36 MB 12/24/2010
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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.

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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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