Maules Creek coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Maules Creek coal mine is a surface mine, operated by Whitehaven Coal, producing 8.8 million tonnes per annum, near Boggabri, New South Wales, Australia. The mine is the fruition of the proposed Maules Creek coal project.[1]


The satellite photo below shows the exact location of the mine in New South Wales, Australia

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The mine is operated by Whitehaven Coal, as part of the Maules Creek coal project.[1]

In July 2020, the New South Wales Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) charged Whitehaven Coal for taking water without an access licence over three years between 2016 and 2019 at Maules Creek. The NRAR said it had started to prosecute Whitehaven in the Land and Environment Court.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Whitehaven Coal
  • Parent Company: Whitehaven Coal 75%, Itochu 15%, J Power 10%
  • Location: Boggabri, New South Wales, Australia
  • GPS Coordinates: -30.562606, 150.11498 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 8.8 mtpa[3]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 362 million tonnes[1]
  • Coal type: semi soft coking[1]
  • Mine Type: surface
  • Mining Method:open cut[1]
  • Start Year: 2015[1]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Whitehaven Coal, Maules Creek, company website, accessed June 16, 2020
  2. Lisa Cox, "NSW mine could face multimillion-dollar fine for allegedly breaching water law", The Guardian, Jul. 2, 2020
  3. Maules Creek Coal, Annual Review, 2019

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