Hail Creek Open Cut
Hail Creek Open Cut mine is a large-scale coal operation that produces metallurgical and thermal coal for export.
Hail Creek Open Cut 2021 contribution
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The mine is located 120 kilometres south-west of Mackay in the Bowen Basin, Central Queensland.
Product coal is railed 100 kilometres to Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal for export.
Glencore became the operator of Hail Creek in August 2018 after acquiring a majority interest in the mine and adjacent coal resources.
We are the major shareholder, with 84.67%, and manage the operations on behalf of a joint venture with Marubeni (12%) and Sumitomo (3.33%).
Living and working at Hail Creek Open Cut Mine
Glencore continues to engage openly and regularly with the communities in the Bowen Basin of Queensland.
We are committed to engaging with all stakeholders, particularly those in the local community.
Glencore partners with organisations to promote sustainable development in:
Our community partnerships at Hail Creek Open Cut include:
- Mackay Health District Emergency Education Program – a $200,000 investment to help the Rural Emergency and Trauma Enhancement Program team deliver training to rural areas
- CQ Rescue Helicopter – plays a vital role for people in the region who need urgent medical treatment.
Use the links below to access documentation for Hail Creek Open Cut.
Proposed Mining Lease Application Number 700026 - Living Quarters/Camp
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