Mangoola Coal Continued Operations Project

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We are seeking approval to continue open cut mining immediately north of our existing mine at Mangoola Coal Operations.

Approval of the Mangoola Coal Continued Operations (MCCO) Project would enable Glencore to extract a further 52 million tonnes of coal through to 2030.

Learn about our existing operation, Mangoola Open Cut.

Continuing opportunities

Mangoola Coal is near Wybong, 20 kilometres west of Muswellbrook and 10 kilometres north of Denman, in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales.

By expanding the existing operation, the project will provide ongoing employment opportunities for the existing local workforce.

In addition, the existing best practice rehabilitation at Mangoola Open Cut will continue.

Project aspects

The project will involve:

  • continued use of existing Mangoola infrastructure including coal washing and train loading, workshops and administration facilities
  • construction of a haul road overpass over Wybong Road, to allow the road to remain open
  • construction of water management infrastructure
  • proposed re-alignment of a portion of Wybong Post Office Road.

Glencore submitted a Preliminary Environmental Assessment for the MCCO Project to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) in 2017.

The department then issued a Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirement's (SEARs) for State Significant Development (SSD) 8642 to inform the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). An EIS and associated consultation program were then completed.

Development application lodged

A Project Development Application accompanied by the EIS was submitted to DPIE in July 2019. The application was on public exhibition from 18 July to 28 August 2019.

Community and government agency submissions were received and Response to Submissions (RTS) documentation prepared.

The DPIE have completed their MCCO Project State Significant Development Assessment (Assessment Report) and it has been provided to the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission (IPC) for consideration in its determination of the MCCO Project. Please refer to Community Information Sheet Number 5 (PDF 4MB) for further details of this process.

Access to project information

The EIS, RTS, Assessment Report and further relevant information are readily accessed on the MCCO Project page on DPIE's Major Projects website.

The IPC have proposed public hearing dates. For further information regarding this process, and other relevant information, refer to the MCCO Project (SSC 8642) page on the IPC's website.

Glencore continues to engage openly and regularly with the communities of the Muswellbrook local government area of New South Wales.

We are committed to engaging with all stakeholders, particularly those in the local community.

Community investment

Glencore partners with organisations to promote sustainable development in:


For more information on Glencore Coal Australia's commitment to communities, download our Community Investment Program booklet (PDF 6.8MB).

Funding opportunities

Submission of funding applications is via the Smarty Grants website.

Use the links below to access documentation for Mangoola Coal Continued Operations Project.


Community information sheets
Community newsletters
Community Consultative Committee (CCC members and meeting minutes)

If you have any questions about Mangoola Coal Continued Operations Project, please contact us using the information below.

If you have a media enquiry, visit our contact us page.

Project enquiries

Address: PO Box 495, Muswellbrook NSW 2333
Tel: +61 7 4627 5355 or 1800 014 339

Nathan Lane
Mangoola Coal
Environment and Community Manager

Jason Martin
Glencore Coal
Project Approvals Manager

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EIS Summary Booklet

for Mangoola Coal Continued Operations Project