An expansion at Yancoal’s Cameby Downs coal mine near Miles will provide further investment and up to 20 extra jobs for the Western Downs.
The Queensland Government recently approved mining leases for the expansion project, which will increase production and extend mine life at the open cut site.
Cameby Downs has been producing thermal coal for export since mid-2010. Current approval is 2.8 million “run of mine” tonnes per annum, now set to increase to 3.5 million tonnes.
The planned expansion will extend the mine’s life to 75 years based on the increased approval limit.
Production ramp-up is expected to start immediately, with peak production expected to be achieved within 12 months.