Key Facts

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 10 years, underground 20 years)

Status – Currently in the approvals phase, seeking development consent

Read more about the Project and environmental approvals.

Latest News & Updates

Community Information Centre – NOW OPEN

2/102 Church Street, Mudgee

Drop in between 10am and 4pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday to learn more about the Project and chat to members of the Project team.

New KEPCO CEO & President

KEPCO Bylong Australia appointed Mr Jongseop (Joseph) Lee as President and CEO on 17 July 2018. Mr Lee has had considerable experience in the construction and operational management of energy resources and infrastructure in South Korea and globally. Mr Lee’s key role as President and CEO of KEPCO Bylong Australia will be finalising the approval process for the Bylong Coal Project and, subject to approval, overseeing Project construction and commencement of operations

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.” John Medcalf (President) & Fred Hoy (Secretary), Kandos Rylstone Men’s Shed

“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.” Maureen Phillips (President), Kandos Kids and Carers