Boggabri Coal

Environmental Management

Air Quality (PM10)1

Average reading for 24hr period: 00:00 – 23:59 hrs on 28 October

21.5 µg/m3

Operational Response:

No action required – monitoring compliant and weather conditions favourable.

1: PM10: particle matter, 10 micron or less in size

Boggabri – 7 Day Weather Forecast3

Summary Sun
Dec 16
Mon
Dec 17
Tue
Dec 18
Wed
Dec 19
Thu
Dec 20
Fri
Dec 21
Sat
Dec 22
mostly sunny
Partly cloudy. Showers, mostly morning. N'ly winds
mostly sunny
Partly cloudy. Late shower. NE winds tending NW
mostly sunny
Sunny. NE winds tending SW
mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. SE winds tending NW
mostly sunny
Partly cloudy. Late shower. NE winds tending fresh NW
mostly sunny
Partly cloudy. Late shower. NW winds tending W'ly
mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. Fresh S'ly winds
Maximum 33°C 34°C 35°C 36°C 37°C 35°C 31°C
Minimum 19°C 20°C 20°C 21°C 21°C 22°C 18°C
Chance of Rain 50% 50% 30% 40% 70% 50% 40%
Rain Amount 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 5-10mm 1-5mm < 1mm
Frost Risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
  09:00 15:00 09:00 15:00 09:00 15:00 09:00 15:00 09:00 15:00 09:00 15:00 09:00 15:00
Wind Speed 17 km/h 19 km/h 11 km/h 10 km/h 8 km/h 9 km/h 11 km/h 13 km/h 19 km/h 26 km/h 15 km/h 21 km/h 17 km/h 22 km/h
Wind Direction km/h
NNE
km/h
N
km/h
NNE
km/h
WNW
km/h
NE
km/h
SW
km/h
N
km/h
WNW
km/h
N
km/h
NNW
km/h
WNW
km/h
W
km/h
S
km/h
SSW
Relative Humidity 62% 37% 63% 35% 58% 32% 57% 32% 51% 31% 48% 30% 54% 28%
Dew Point 20°C 17°C 18°C 16°C 18°C 16°C 19°C 17°C 17°C 17°C 16°C 14°C 14°C 11°C
Operational Response:

No action required – monitoring compliant and weather conditions favourable.

3: Information supplied by Weatherzone based on data from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Boggabri Coal Environment

Boggabri Coal is committed to sustainable environmental practices and compliance with legislative requirements. We operate under rigorous approvals and management plans which are approved by the State and Federal Government.

Our environment staff work closely with government, independent consultants, and other mines in the area to manage any potential impact on the environment.

Through a regular monitoring program, we track the success of our environmental initiatives to ensure we are delivering on our commitment to preserve the region’s biodiversity and environmental outcomes.

Project area

The project area is located adjacent to and within Leard State Forest. The area is zoned for mineral extraction, forestry, and recreation under the Forestry Act 2012. The Leard State Forest was logged by Forests NSW in the 1980s in anticipation of mining activities.

Rehabilitation

Boggabri Coal progressively rehabilitates the mined area to re-establish pre-mining biodiversity values, according to the approved Rehabilitation Management Plan.

An independent third-party audit conducted in 2012 found that within four years, our rehabilitation had already achieved almost 70 per cent diversity compared with the existing flora and fauna in the Leard State Forest.

More than 30 woodland and grassland bird species live in the rehabilitation, including the speckled warbler, which is listed as ‘vulnerable’ under the New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995. Newly established communities of the critically-endangered White Box Yellow Box Blakely’s Red Gum Grassy Woodland and Derived Native Grassland are also flourishing.

Offsets

Boggabri Coal has acquired more than 11,500 hectares of biodiversity offset areas.

Our offsets are strategically identified and maintained according to our approved Biodiversity Offset Strategy in order to:

  • Offset mining operations
  • Enhance a significant East West wildlife corridor, linking vegetation between the Leard State Forest, the Nandewar Range, and the Namoi River
  • Provide quality habitat for threatened species in the region
  • Protect, maintain, and rehabilitate White Box woodland communities in the region

An independent audit of our biodiversity offsets in December 2013 confirmed Boggabri Coal has exceeded the habitat area required under our approval conditions for the Greater Long-eared Bat, the Regent Honeyeater, and Swift Parrot.

Idemitsu Australia Resources’ commitment to the environment.