​Newlands Coal is located 33 kilometres north-west of the township of Glenden, in the northern part of Queensland's Bowen Basin, 190km by road west of Mackay.

Newlands includes an open cut and longwall mining operation, producing steaming coal and coking coal for export markets via the Abbot Point Bulk Coal export terminal.

Newlands is part of the NCA Project, which also includes the Collinsville open cut mine and the Abbot Point  terminal.
The Newlands Northern Underground Mine will close in late 2015, having reached the end of its economic life.

Brief history of the operation

Development at Newlands Coal began in 1981.

Coal mining operations commenced in October 1983 in the Newlands Main Deposit as an open cut mine.

Open cut mining was extended to Eastern Creek (1995), Suttor Creek (2004) and Wollombi (2006).

Underground mining began in 1998 with the opening of the Southern Underground. This was replaced by the Northern Underground.

Underground operations will cease in 2015.


Fast facts

LocationNorthern Queensland, Australia
ProductsExport steaming coal and coking coal.
EmployeesThe NCA Project has 600 employees
Annual production capacity11 million tonnes run of mine coal