Mangoola Open Cut is required under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 to have an Environmental Protection Licence (EPL). An EPL is issued and enforced by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The most recent version of the Mangoola Open Cut EPL can be found by searching the Public Register.
Mangoola Open Cut was initially granted approval under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 in 2007. Since the initial Project Approval was issued, Mangoola Open Cut has undergone eight modifications to that approval. The most recent Project Approval, in addition to all historical Project Approvals and relevant supporting documents can be found on the New South Wales Major Projects website.
On 26 April 2021, the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission (IPC) approved with conditions the Development Application for the Mangoola Coal Continued Operations (MCCO) Project under Part 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The existing Project Approval 06_0014 will be surrendered within 12 months of the date of commencement of development under SSD 8642, or other time agreed by Planning Secretary. The development consent (SSD 8642) and other relevant information can be found on the approvals tab of the MCCO Project page.