The Bylong Coal Project

Project Description

KEPCO Bylong Australia (KEPCO) proposes to develop the Bylong Coal Project (the Project), located approximately 55 km north-east of Mudgee and 53 km from Denman in New South Wales, Australia. The mine is likely to employ up to 665 people during initial construction. During operations, the Project will provide direct employment for up to 470 workers with an average annual direct workforce of approximately 290.

The Bylong Coal Project proposes to mine up to 6.5 million tonnes of run of mine coal per annum for supply to the thermal coal export market. The mine will include two open-cut mining areas and an underground mining area.

Coal will be transported from the Project site to the Port of Newcastle via rail, which will require the construction of a rail loop connecting to the existing Sandy Hollow-Gulgong Line.

The project life is approximately 25 years, comprising a two year construction period and a 23 year operational period. Subject to government approvals, construction is proposed to commence in 2018. Underground mining operations are expected to commence in year 7.

Various rehabilitation and decommissioning activities will be undertaken during both the course of, and following the 25 years of the Project.

Project Progress

In December 2010, KEPCO acquired Authorisation (A)287 and A342 in the Mid-Western Regional Council local government area in New South Wales. Since 2010, KEPCO has carried out exploration and environmental monitoring activities in these areas.

The Project is now in the approvals stage, where KEPCO is seeking development consent from the New South Wales government in order to obtain a Mining Lease for its proposed activities. A State Significant Development Application (DA) for the Project has now been lodged with the New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E). An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been prepared to support the DA. For further information on the EIS, please refer to the Environmental Approvals page.

About the Bylong Coal Project
Bylong Coal Project is 100%
owned by KEPCO
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Project managed by WorleyParsons
Updates & Upcoming Activities
Community Investment Fund recipients announced

KEPCO Bylong Australia recently announced the successful recipients of Round 3 of the 2017 Bylong Project Community Investment Fund allocations.

A full list of Round 3 recipients is available here.

Planning Assessment Commission Review Report 

KEPCO Australia is fully committed to the Bylong Coal Project.

We will thoroughly review the findings made by the Planning Assessment Commission in their report. 

The PAC report is available here.
Bylong General Store - Extended Trading Hours

Opening hours for the Bylong General Store have been extended from 8am to 6pm due to a new lease agreement with new store operator Jess Robinson following KEPCO’s acquisition of the store from the previous owners in February 2017.

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