Glendell Continued Operations Project
Our Glendell Open Cut mine is seeking approval to continue mining to the north of its existing operations.
Project benefits over the life of the extension
people directly employed
benefit to the State of New South Wales
benefit to Upper Hunter region
royalty revenue for New South Wales Government
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Glendell Continued Operations will extend Glendell Mine’s life to 2044 and involve:
- mining the additional coal resources including ongoing use of overburden emplacement areas, predominantly in-pit
- using existing infrastructure, including the complex’s coal handling plant and rail loop
- relocating historic Ravensworth Homestead, realigning the lower section of Yorks Creek and part of Hebden Road.
Glendell Continued Operations Project is a State Significant Development (SSD).
The project requires:
- development consent under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act)
- approval under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
The development application was lodged with the New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) in December 2019. The accompanying Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was on public exhibition from 11 December 2019 until 14 February 2020.
A total of 359 submissions were received during the public exhibition period from community members, interest groups and government agencies on the project EIS.
All of the submissions were considered and responded to through Response to Submissions (RTS) reports (Part A and Part B), which have been completed and submitted to the DPIE for their assessment and recommendations to the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission (IPC). The IPC is the consent authority for the project.
The current status of the project has since progressed to the DPIE assessment phase of the government’s process, as illustrated in the timeline below.
View the Glendell Continued Operations Project EIS on the documents tab of this page.
What is being assessed?
Comprehensive technical assessments have been completed identifying the potential impacts of the project and recommending measures to minimise and manage potential impacts. The project design has been informed by many of the studies to ensure impacts are mitigated as far as reasonably and feasibly possible.
As part of the EIS, a detailed Social Impact Assessment (SIA) was prepared in accordance with the assessment guideline for State significant mining, petroleum production and extractive industry development adopted by the New South Wales Government in 2017.
The SIA is about identifying, assessing and effectively managing the social impacts that may be associated with the project, and identifying opportunities to enhance the benefits of the project.
Glencore continues to engage openly and regularly with the communities of Ravensworth, Singleton and the Upper Hunter Valley.
We are committed to working with stakeholders through meaningful community engagement.
We seek to build enduring relationships that result in positive and lasting social and economic benefits in the communities in which we operate.
Glencore partners with organisations to promote sustainable development in:
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