- Bowen Coking Coal’s Burton complex has officially reopened.
- The site mainly produces steelmaking coal for export.
- The reopening of the site means more good jobs for regional Queenslanders in the resources sector.
More good jobs will be created after the reopening of a mining complex in Central Queensland.
Bowen Coking Coal’s Burton Complex, northeast of Moranbah, has several unmined coal deposits as well as the Broadmeadow East mine.
The first coal from Broadmeadow East was shipped from Mackay’s Dalrymple Bay Coal terminal in January.
The complex is expected to produce up to 4.5 million tonnes of mainly steelmaking coal every year when it reaches full capacity.
Quotes attributable to Resources Minister Scott Stewart:
“I want to congratulate Bowen Coking Coal for their continued investment in this project, which has already seen coal produced and shipped from the Broadmeadow East mine.
“Queensland has high quality resources, a skilled workforce and world-class infrastructure but it takes investors to turn these into jobs and business opportunities in our regional communities.
“The company has invested significantly in the region by refurbishing the coal handling facility as well as the 350-bed workers’ camp.
Quotes attributable to Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert:
“The reopening of the Burton Complex is great news for Mackay and Central Queensland because it means hundreds more good jobs for the region,” she said.
“This is a sign of strong confidence in Queensland’s resources sector, including our state’s large deposits of high-quality steelmaking coal.”
The Burton Complex is located 42 kilometres northeast of Moranbah.
It contains the Broadmeadow East open-cut mine as well as several unmined coal deposits.
The complex is currently producing 1.1 million tonnes per year with coal transported to the nearby Dalrymple Bay Coal terminal for shipping overseas.
Minister for Resources
The Honourable Scott Stewart