New Lenton coal mine

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Russiacoal}} New Lenton coal mine is a proposed surface mine for coking coal and thermal coal. If built it would sit 120 kilometres south west of Mackay, in the Issac Municipality of Central Queensland.[1]

The mine is on the land of the Barada Bana People and the Widi of Nebo, formally Wiri People Core Country.[2]


The New Lenton coal mine would lie adjacent to the Issac River, 20 kilometres south of the town of Glenden, 65 kilometres north west of Nebo and 65 kilometres north of Moranbah, in the Issac Municipality of Central Queensland.[1]

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Coal Mine Background

There is an existing mining lease on the project, which was granted in 2008, with three additional Exploration Permits for Coal, that extend beyond the mining lease boundary. The approval allows for mining of up to 2.0 Million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of coal.

Coal is being proposed to be extracted from the site for 25 years.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: New Hope Coal/ Formosa Plastics Group
  • Parent Company: New Hope Group 90%, Mai-Lao Power Corporation (10%)[2]
  • Location: 120 kilometres south west of Mackay, in Central Queensland[1]
  • GPS Coordinates: -21.528062, 148.196995 (approximate)
  • Status: Proposed[2]
  • Production Capacity: 2 Mtpa, increasing to 8 Mtpa[1]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Coking, pulverised coal injection and thermal coal[2]
  • Mine Size: 4,895 hectares
  • Mine Type: Surface mine
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 New Hope Group,"New Lenton", New Hope Group website, accessed 12 September 2019.

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