Muswellbrook Coal

Approvals, Plans & Reports

Muswellbrook Coal Approvals, Plans and Reports

Muswellbrook Coal Mine operates in accordance with a series of comprehensive management plans. These comprehensive plans define objectives and processes for day-to-day operations, environmental management and reporting, and cultural heritage.

These plans are approved by Council, with input from other regulators as required.

Muswellbrook Coal Company Development Approval – DA 205/2002

DA 205/2002 (October 2016)

2002 Environmental Impact Statement
Form 2 Certificate (110kB)
Abbreviations (118kB)
Glossary of Terms (172kB)
Executive Summary (779kB)
Section 1 Introduction (638kB)
Section 2 Planning Context (332kB)
Section 3 Analysis of Existing Environment (11.3MB)
Section 4 Existing Operations (971kB)
Section 5 The Proposal (2.3MB)
Section 6 The Likely Impact on the Environment (6.7MB)
Section 7 Measures Proposed to Mitigate (398kB)
Section 8 Analysis of Feasible Alternatives (236kB)
Section 9 Project Justification (278kB)
Section 10 References (130kB)
Appendix A – Director General Requirements (334kB)
Appendix B – Copy of MSC & Government Authority Responses (2.9MB)
Appendix C – Statutory Authority Requirements Checklist 537kB)
Appendix D – Native Title Search (470kB)
Appendix E – Air Quality Impact Assessment (3.7MB)
Appendix F – Flora and Fauna Assessment (7.0MB)
Appendix G – Soils and Land Capability Study (7.4MB)
Appendix H – Noise and Vibration Assessment (7.1MB)
Appendix I – Indigenous & Non Indigenous Heritage Assessment (6.8MB)
Appendix J – Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment (4.9MB)
Appendix K – Water Management Study 8.3MB)
Appendix L – Traffic Conditions Review (125kB)
Appendix L – Traffic Impact Assessment (751kB)
Appendix M – Community Consultation (7.0MB)

Area C Statement of Environmental Effects (2010)
Area C Modification Statement of Environmental Effects (5.4MB)
Appendix A – Regulatory Correspondence (6.7MB)
Appendix B – Noise and Blasting Impact Assessment (9.6MB)
Appendix C – Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Impact Assessment (4.7MB)
Appendix D – Aboriginal and Historical Heritage Impact Assessment (11.3MB)
Appendix E – Flora and Fauna Impact Assessment (7.0MB)
Appendix F – Groundwater Impact Assessment (6.6MB)

Continuation Project Statement of Environmental Effects 2016
Statement of Environmental Effects (16.4MB)
Appendix B Rehabilitation and Closure Strategy (19.4MB)
Appendix C Soils Assessment (7.0MB)
Appendix D Biodiversity Assessment (1.1MB)
Appendix E Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment (3.2MB)
Appendix F Air Quality Impact Assessment (10.5MB)
Appendix G Surface Water Assessment (22.5MB)
Appendix H Groundwater Assessment (9.0MB)
Appendix I Economic Assessment (801KB)
Response to Submissions (4.3MB)

Environment Protection Licence No. 656

EPL656 (August 2017)

The following environmental management plans are a requirement of the consent conditions:

Air Quality Management Plan (1MB) June 2017
Blast Management Plan (1MB) May 2017
Bushfire Management Plan (0.2MB) November 2017
Environmental Management Strategy (1.5MB) June 2017
Mining Operations Plan and Rehabilitation Plan (12.5MB) March 2017
Noise Management Plan (0.8MB) November 2017
Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (1.0MB) November 2018
Spontaneous Combustion Management Plan
 (0.6MB) June 2017
Visual Amenity Lighting and Landscape Management Plan (14.4MB) June 2017
Water Management Plan (1.0MB) October 2018

Data prior to 2014 is not available on the website.  If you want access to this data please call us on 02 6542 2300 or email us on muswellbrookcoal@idemitsu.com.au.

Air Quality

PM10

Total Suspended
Particulates

Depositional
Dust

Gas Monitoring

November 2018
October 2018

September 2018

August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018

April 2018
March 2018
February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
This monitoring ceased at the end of June 2017
June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
This monitoring ceased at the end of June 2017
June 2017
May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
This monitoring commenced in July 2017
November 2018
October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

 July 2018
June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018
January 2018
December 2017

November 2017

October 2017
September 2017
July/August 2017

Map of monitoring locations for PM10, TSP and Depositional Dust

Water Quality

Surface and Ground Water

November 2018
October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018
January 2018
December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014

Map of surface and ground water monitoring locations

Noise

Environmental Noise Monitoring

Mining Plant Noise Monitoring (annually)

November 2018
October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018
February 2018

January 2018
December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

November 2016
May 2016
November 2015
May 2015
November 2014
May 2014

July 2018
November 2017

July 2016
October 2015
June 2014

Map of attended noise monitoring locations

Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion Emissions Study

November 2018
October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018 

Quarterly Spontaneous Combustion Reports

2018

1st Quarter 2018
2nd Quarter 2018
3rd Quarter 2018

2017

1st Quarter 2017
2nd Quarter 2017
3rd Quarter 2017
4th Quarter 2017

2016

1st Quarter 2016
2nd Quarter 2016
3rd Quarter 2016
4th Quarter 2016

2015

1st Quarter 2015
2nd Quarter 2015
3rd Quarter 2015
4th Quarter 2015

2014

1st & 2nd Quarter 2014
3rd Quarter 2014
4th Quarter 2014

Annual Environmental Management Reports prior to 2013 are not available on the website.  If you want access to these reports please call us on 02 6542 2300 or email us on muswellbrookcoal@idemitsu.com.au.

Annual Environmental Management Reports (AEMR)

2017 AEMR
2016 AEMR
2015 AEMR
2014 July to December AEMR

2013 – 2014 AEMR

Independent Environmental Audits (IEA)

2015 Independent Audit
2012 Independent Audit
2009 Independent Audit

Committee Members

Community Representatives:
Mrs Jennifer Lecky
Mr Garry Chapman
Mr Malcolm Ogg
Mr Noel Downs (Wanaruah Local Aboriginal Lands Council)
Mr John Madden

Council Representatives:
Councillor Rod Scholes

Muswellbrook Coal Representatives:
Ms Julie Thomas
Mr Grant Clouten

2018 Meeting Dates

6th March 2018
5th June 2018
4th September 2018
4th December 2018

Meetings are held at 12:00pm in the Muswellbrook Coal Boardroom, Coal Road, Muswellbrook

CCC Minutes of Meetings

September 2018 Minutes
June 2018 Minutes

March 2018 Minutes

December 2017 Minutes

September 2017 Minutes
June 2017 Minutes
March 2017 – no meeting was held
December 2016 Minutes
September 2016 Minutes
June 2016 – no meeting was held
March 2016 Minutes
December 2015 Minutes
September 2015 Minutes
June 2015 Minutes
March 2015 Minutes
December 2014 Minutes
September 2014 Minutes
June 2014 Minutes
March 2014 Minutes
December 2013 Minutes
September 2013 Minutes
June 2013 Minutes
March 2013 Minutes
December 2012 Minutes
June 2012 Minutes
March 2012 Minutes
December 2011 Minutes
September 2011 Minutes
June 2011 Minutes
March 2011 Minutes

Muswellbrook Coal provides a telephone complaints line for the purpose of receiving any complaints from members of the public in relation to activities conducted at the premises or by the vehicles or mobile plant.

The Community Complaints Hotline Number is:

1800 600 205

A register of all complaints is maintained, and includes information relating to the nature of the complaint and actions taken by Muswellbrook Coal Company.

2018 Complaints Register
2017 Complaints Register

2016 Complaints Register
2015 Complaints Register
2014 Complaints Register
2013 Complaints Register
2012 Complaints Register