Coal lumps

Maxwell Underground Downloads

Community

 

 EL 5460 Community Consultation Plan Download PDF
   

 

Maxwell Infrastructure Downloads

Approvals

Project approval for the Drayton Open Cut mine was granted by the Minister for Planning on 1 February 2008. The Drayton Open Cut mine is now known as Maxwell Infrastructure.

Subsequent modifications to the project approval were granted in October 2009 and February 2012.

Project Approval Download PDF
Environment Protection License  Download PDF
Notice of Modification 2009 Download PDF
Notice of Modifcation 2012 Download PDF

Environmental Management Plans

Annual Environmental Management Report - 2017 Download PDF
Pollution and Incident Response Management Plan  Download PDF
 Annual Environmental Management Report - 2016  Download PDF
 Annual Environmental Management Report - 2015  Download PDF
 Annual Environmental Management Report - 2014  Download PDF
 Annual Environmental Management Report - 2013  Download PDF
 Annual Environmental Management Report - 2012  Download PDF
 Environmental Monitoring Plan  Download PDF
 Environment Management Strategy  Download PDF
 Offset Strategy 2016  Download PDF
 Pollution Reduction Plan  Download PDF
 Rehabilitation and Offset Managment Plan  Download PDF
 Landscape Management Plan  Download PDF
 Mining Operations Plan 2016 - Drayton Mine Closure and Final Void Management Plan  Download PDF
 Noise Management Plan  Download PDF
 Blasting Management and Monitoring Plan  Download PDF
 Greenhouse and Energy Effciency Plan  Download PDF
 Spontaneous Combustion Management Plan  Download PDF
 Air Quality Management and Monitoring Plan  Download PDF
 Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plan  Download PDF
 Water Management Plan  Download PDF

Environmental Monitoring and Audit Information

2014
 September Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 October Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 November Monitoring Plan  Download PDF
 December Monitoring Plan  Download PDF
 2015 
 January Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 February Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 March Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 April Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 May Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 June Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 July Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 August Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 September Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 October Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 November Monitoring Plan  Download PDF
 December Monitoring Plan  Download PDF
 2016 
 January Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 February Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 March Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 April Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 May Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 June Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 July Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 August Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 September Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 October Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 November Monitoring Plan  Download PDF
 December Monitoring Plan  Download PDF
 2017 
 January Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 February Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 March Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 April Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 May Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 June Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 July Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 August Monitoring Data   Download PDF
 September Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 October Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 November Monitoring Plan  Download PDF
 December Monitoring Plan  Download PDF
 2018 
 January Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 February Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 March Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 Quarterly Monitoring Report  Download PDF
 April Monitoring Data  Download PDF
 May Monitoring Data  Download PDF
June Monitoring Data  Download PDF

Community Consultative Committee Meeting Minutes

2018 - March  Download Minutes     Download Presentation
2017 - December  Download PDF
 2017 - September  Download PDF
 2017 - June  Download PDF
 2017 - March  Download PDF
 2016 - December  Download PDF
 2016 - March  Download PDF
 2015 - December  Download PDF
 2015 - September  Download PDF
 2015 - May  Download PDF
 2015 - February  Download PDF
 2014 - November  Download PDF
 2014 - August  Download PDF
 2014 - May  Download PDF
 2014 - February  Download PDF
 2013 - November  Download PDF
 2013 - August  Download PDF
 2013 - February  Download PDF
 2013 - May  Download PDF

Maxwell Infrastructure

PROJ042 project map

Malabar Coal announced the acquisition of various Drayton assets in the Upper Hunter of New South Wales in May 2017.

The purchase included the infrastructure (“Maxwell Infrastructure” a coal preparation plant, train load-out facility, and administrative buildings) previously used to service the Drayton Open Cut Mine. For more information about the Maxwell Infrastructure Project click here.

Malabar is  rehabilitating the closed Drayton Open Cut Mine.

The Maxwell Infrastructure will be used to service the future underground mines at the Maxwell and Spur Hill Projects.

By using the existing infrastructure, Malabar will reduce the impact of its operations on the local community, neighbours and the environment.

 

Update on Rehabilitation

Malabar formally took control of the Drayton Mine and EL 5460, now known as the Maxwell Project, on 26 February 2018.

We started rehabilitation work at the Drayton site as quickly as possible, with the first bulldozer commencing work on the mine site in early March. The number of staff working on the project is steadily increasing, with around 30 people currently on site.

Site rehabilitation will be undertaken in two stages.

The first stage is to shape the land and establish pasture and trees on the overburden emplacement areas. This initial work is expected to take around two years, with additional rehabilitation work occurring over time. Once this work is complete, we are open to different uses for the site. To that end, we have had preliminary conversations with the local community about different ways the land could be used.

The currently approved final landforms leave voids. Malabar has publicly stated its plan to improve these final landforms to result in a more visually appealing outcome. This will be the second stage of our rehabilitation work.

We will continue to update the community and other stakeholders on the progress of the rehabilitation as work is completed and milestones are met.

 

Get in touch

Malabar Coal maintains a 24-hour community hotline.

Phone: 1800 653 960

You can also email Donna McLaughlin, Manager Environment and Community at info@malabarcoal.com.au or fill in the contact form below.

Maxwell Underground

PROJ042 project map

The Maxwell Project is an underground coal mining development located east of Denman and south of Muswellbrook.

Malabar purchased this exploration licence from Anglo American and its partners in 2018. Malabar has committed to developing the area as an underground mine that would be vastly different from past proposals for the site. For more information about the Maxwell Underground Project click here.

It is Malabar’s strong view that this underground project can comfortably co-exist with other industries and land uses in the area.

At Malabar’s request, the NSW Government has amended the exploration licence (EL) to give up the portion of the EL located to the south of the Golden Highway, and to restrict any future development to underground mining only.

In addition to this, and with the full support of Malabar, the NSW Government has added a further layer of protection, a State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), to provide legal certainty that only an underground project can be developed within EL5460.

Throughout the planning process we will be taking a number of practical steps to reduce our impact on the environment and the community wherever we can. To that end, we will be using the infrastructure at the now-closed Drayton Mine to process and rail all coal we intend to mine at the Maxwell and Spur Hill Projects.

 

Project Benefits 

As part of the Upper Hunter Community, we see first-hand the benefits a vibrant and diverse economy can bring to the local area. For the Maxwell Project, this will include:

  • More jobs for the region. Malabar estimates that a project will generate about 350 new direct, long term jobs for the region along with many more indirect jobs.
  • An economic boost to the local community and the economy. The project will provide ongoing support for local businesses from the initial capital to establish an underground mine and the substantial ongoing operating inputs. It is expected that over the initial 26 years of this project, coal sales will exceed $20 billion and royalties paid to the NSW State Government will exceed $1.4 billion.
  • Better rehabilitation outcomes. Malabar will deliver a more visually appealing final outcome by placing reject stone and rock from underground operations in the voids at the Drayton Mine.
  • Certainty that there can never be an open-cut mine within EL 5460.
  • Ongoing support for the community groups we have supported for five years.

 

Update on the Maxwell Project 

Malabar formally took control of the Drayton Mine and EL 5460, now known as the Maxwell Project, on 26 February 2018.

We are continuing the detailed technical work required to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and development application for the Maxwell underground Project.

The image below explains where we are up to in the process, and how you can provide feedback as we progress.

PROJ042 project progress

 

 

Get in touch

Malabar Coal maintains a 24-hour community hotline.

Phone: 1800 653 960

You can also email Donna McLaughlin, Manager Environment and Community at info@malabarcoal.com.au or fill in the contact form below.