Location – 55 km north-east of Mudgee
Method – Open cut and underground
Projected production – 6.5 million tonnes (ROM) per annum
Proposed construction start date – 2019
Project life – 25 years (open cut 9 years, underground 20 years)
Status – Currently in the approvals phase, seeking development consent
Latest News & Updates
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has released its Assessment Report for the Bylong Coal Project, which includes recommended conditions requiring open cut mining to remain off the KEPCO owned Tarwyn Park property. KEPCO provided supplementary information for a revised mine plan in accordance with a request made by the Department.
The third round of the Bylong Coal Project’s Community Investment Fund for 2018 opened on Friday 5 October. Community groups and organisations in Bylong, Rylstone, Kandos, Mudgee, Gulgong and the broader Mid-Western Regional Council area are encouraged to apply for funding or in-kind support through KEPCO’s Community Investment Fund. Applications for this round of funding close at midnight on 2 November 2018.
More media and information releases are available here.
"Since 2011 when the Bylong Coal Project decided to plan for coal mining in our district, we at the Kandos Rylstone Men's Shed have been receiving support from them to enable us to finance our own projects and sustain a shed that benefits the local community. KEPCO have listened to us and our needs and are only too willing to support us, and we are very grateful of them. We also see the Bylong Project as a place of needed employment for much of our townspeople."
"Employment is a primary concern for the smaller regional communities of the mid-west. The town of Kandos has been particularly hard hit by the historical closure of local industries, such as the cement works. Our town could really benefit from having a new major employer in close proximity, and I see the Bylong Coal Project as a great opportunity for Kandos and the entire mid-western region."
"I have enjoyed working with KEPCO in my time as President of the Bylong Hall Committee. They have been a great supporter of the committee and have helped with the maintenance and operation of the community infrastructure at the Bylong Hall and sports oval. We look forward to working with KEPCO to maintain and improve these important community facilities throughout the life of the Bylong Coal Project and beyond."