The Wilpinjong Mine is an open-cut mine located 40 kilometers north east of Mudgee that produces a high quality thermal coal for export and domestic markets.
Peabody purchased Wilpinjong in 2006. The mine has a workforce of approximately 550 people, including contractors, after recently transitioning to Peabody owned and operated in April 2013.
With an average strip ratio for the life of the mine at around 2:1, Wilpinjong is one of the lowest cost coal mining operations in Australia.
Wilpinjong produced 12.7 million tons of saleable coal in 2013.
Community hotline: 1300 606 625 (Australia)
Blasting Information: 1800 649 783
Telephone: +61 2 6370 2500
Address: 1434 Ulan – Wollar Road, Wilpinjong NSW 2850
Approvals, Plans and Reports
Although a relatively young mine, Wilpinjong is making progress with its rehabilitation and reclamation efforts. It has employed specialists to take on a holistic management approach, which is being communicated to other parties, including surrounding land holders.
Wilpinjong’s Rehabilitation Management Plan targets a variety of future land use options, including grazing activities of varying intensity and the establishment of woodland habitat.
Wilpinjong places great emphasis on building strong relationships with its neighbours. It is widely recognized for its Native Title Agreement, which includes the establishment and joint administration of a business trust for Native Title claimants. The mine maintains a donations budget used to support a diverse range of local community-based organisations and activities.
Wilpinjong Coal won the People's Choice Award for community initiatives at the 2008 NSW Minerals Council Environment and Community Excellence Awards.
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