Our first open cut mine

Since mining at Canyon ceased in July 2009 after nine years of production, the site has undergone extensive rehabilitation.​​

Rehabilitation is an important part of the life cycle of a mine and where applicable, we rehabilitate disturbed land to align with pre-mining vegetation communities such as pasture, woodland and forest.

Rehabilitation is nearly complete at Canyon. The majority of surface infrastructure, including all coal handling and processing infrastructure has been removed and the mine site rehabilitated. Minor rehabilitation works, maintenance and environmental monitoring is ongoing.

Operation Canyon Coal Mine
Ownership 100% ownership
Commenced operations 2000 – mining ceased in July 2009
Location Narrabri, NSW, approximately 30km north-west of Gunnedah and 16km south-west of Boggabri
Type of operation Open cut coal mine
Operating hours N/A
Production approval 1.25 million tonnes of ROM coal per annum (2005 - 2008)
Stage of operation Closure
Workforce N/A


Environmental Management, Monitoring & Compliance


Canyon Mine

Contact us via our community hotline or email for more information, to provide feedback or to lodge a complaint.

 1800 WHAVEN (1800 942 836)


Canyon Mine Timeline


Mine established as a trial coal mining operation

The mine, then known as the Whitehaven mine, was established as a trial coal mining operation and then approved by the NSW Government


Approval of extension of mining operations

to the south of the project area granted


Development Consent modified

to approve two minor extensions to the open cut extraction area


Mining ceased

FY10 – present


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