Mine expansion secures 500 good jobs for Central Queensland

Published Thursday, 09 November, 2023 at 11:45 AM

Minister for Resources
The Honourable Scott Stewart

  • Mining lease approved for expansion of Anglo American’s Lake Lindsay mine in Bowen Basin.
  • Mine life extended with ongoing work for 500 people
  • Expected to produce 5.6 million tonnes of steel-making coal for export

The final hurdle for the expansion of a Bowen Basin coal mine has been cleared with the Queensland Government granting a mining lease.

The lease paves the way for Anglo American to expand its Lake Lindsay steel-making coal mine operation near Middlemount.

It will extend the life of the mine and secure the long-term future of 500 good jobs.

When fully operational the expanded mine will produce 5.6 million tonnes of steel-making coal.

Quotes attributable to the Resources Minister Scott Stewart

“The granting of this mining lease shows Queensland’s resources industry continues to go from strength to strength,” he said.

“It shows there is confidence from major mining companies that are investing in the future of Queensland’s resources industry into the future.

“Steel-making coal is one of our state’s biggest export earners, worth nearly $60 billion in the 12 months to May this year.

“We need steel for construction, domestic appliances, automotive and mechanical equipment, and also for turbines to generate renewable energy on wind farms.

“I want to congratulate Anglo American for their continued investment in their operations in the Bowen Basin because it means hundreds of good jobs and a boost to the local economy for years to come.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke:  

“Central Queensland has a long and proud history of mining and the industry supports thousands of good jobs.

“This is another welcome investment in the region and shows there’s confidence in the industry.”