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One of Whitehaven’s three foundation mines

Tarrawonga is part of the bedrock of Whitehaven’s business since the company’s formation in 1999 in the Gunnedah Coal Basin.​​

The Tarrawonga open cut mine produces high-quality thermal coal and semi-soft coking coal for export markets with reserves to support more than 20 years of coal extraction. Whitehaven took full ownership of the mine in April 2018 after purchasing Idemitsu’s 30% joint venture interest.

Tarrawonga successfully utilises improved mining techniques to reduce overburden removal costs. Whitehaven has also recently approved an expansion to its fully approved rate of 3Mtpa ROM coal by the introduction of a new mining fleet from FY20.

Operation Tarrawonga mine
Ownership 100% ownership
Commenced operations 2006
Location 16km north east of Boggabri
Type of operation Open cut coal mine
Operating hours 24/7
Production approval 3 million tonnes run of mine coal per annum
Stage of Operation In operation
Workforce 180

Approvals

Community



Tarrawonga Mine CCC MEMBER DETAILS AND CONTACTS

Community Consultative Committee applications

Nominations are open for new members of the Tarrawonga Community Consultative Committee (CCC). We are looking for a mix of people who live locally or are members of a local community or stakeholder group (eg social, environment, Aboriginal or industry) to contribute constructively to committee discussions, attend around four meetings a year, and communicate information about the mine’s social and environmental operations between the committee and the broader community. Committee membership is voluntary. Whitehaven employees and contractors are not eligible for appointment to the committee as a community representative.

To apply to join the Tarrawonga CCC, please review the criteria, complete an application form and return it to the independent chairperson of the CCC, David Ross by 5 November 2020 at David.Ross@phoenixstrategic.com.au or PO Box 943 Ingleburn NSW 1890.

For more information contact David Ross at 0402 060 649.

Environmental Management, Monitoring & Compliance

Blast Notification

Next scheduled blast:

Wednesday the 28th of October 2020 at approximately 12.00pm

*Time is indicative and could be approximately 30min before or after.

Blast number:

1005

Additional conditions:

Rescheduled

Information updated:

27/10/2020

Contacts

Tarrawonga Mine

Contact us for more information, to provide feedback or to lodge a complaint.

 General enquiries – 02 6741 5000

 Feedback and complaints – 1800 WHAVEN (1800 942 836)

All contacts

Tarrawonga Mine Timeline

FY05

Development consent approved

FY06

Operations commence

FY10

Mine extension approved

FY18

Whitehaven takes full ownership

after purchasing Idemitsu's 30 per cent stake

Future Planning

100% ownership

In 2018 we purchased Idemitsu’s 30% joint venture interest in Tarrawonga to move to 100% ownership. The acquisition will add about 0.7Mt ROM coal to the company’s equity share of production in the future. Whitehaven will continue mining at Tarrawonga over the next 10 years at 3.0Mtpa ROM coal.


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