​Oaky Creek Coal is located between the mining towns of Tieri and Middlemount in Central Queensland.

The mine has two underground operations and a coal preparation plant.

The underground operations are modern, state-of-the art longwall operations with associated development works.

Oaky Creek Coal produces two premium quality, medium volatile coking coals, one of the most sought after Bowen Basin coking coals.

Coal is exported through eastern seaports in Mackay and Gladstone to Japan, Asia, Europe, North Africa and South America.

Oaky Creek Coal is a joint venture between Glencore (55%), Sumisho Coal Australia P/L (25%), Itochu Coal Resources Australia P/L (10%) and ICRA OC P/L (10%).

Brief history of the operation

The Oaky Creek Coal mining operation commenced open cut dragline operations in 1982 with saleable coal being produced in December 1983. Underground mining commenced in July 1989 with longwall operations established at Oaky No. 1 Mine in 1990.

Development work for a second underground longwall mine commenced at Oaky North Mine in 1995 and longwall coal was first produced in February 1999.

Open cut operations ceased in December 2006.

Underground water impact report

As part of our obligations under the Water Act 2000, Oaky Creek Coal has updated the Underground Water Impact Report (UWIR) for our operations.

The report has now been approved by the Chief Executive of the Queensland Department of Environment & Heritage Protection.

The full document can be downloaded here.

Alternatively, hard copies of the document can be ordered by telephoning our Environment & Community team on (07) 4984 7200 during business hours.

Fast facts

LocationCentral Queensland, Australia
ProductsTwo premium quality medium volatile coking coals
Employees900
Annual production capacity15.9 million tonnes run of mine coal