24 November 2023

Queensland’s Coordinator General recommends Winchester South Project

Whitehaven Coal (Whitehaven) welcomes the Queensland Government’s Coordinator General evaluation report and recommendation for the Winchester South metallurgical coal project to proceed, subject to conditions. The Winchester South metallurgical coal project has been assessed to produce up to 17 million tonnes per annum of run-of-mine (ROM) production, which with 380 million tonnes of JORC Reserves1, will supply the international market for many years.

This Coordinator General recommendation is an important milestone for Whitehaven, for the people of Queensland and for our trading partners who rely on Australia’s high-quality metallurgical coal, which is essential for steel production.

The Winchester South Project is located approximately 30km southwest of Moranbah within the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland and is 100% owned by Whitehaven Coal.

Acquired from Rio Tinto in 2018, Winchester South is adjacent to the Daunia metallurgical coal mine, which Whitehaven is acquiring as announced on 18 October 2023. This will provide opportunities for future synergies including potential integration of the operations.

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