New Acland Stage 03
The New Acland open cut coal mine has been a major employer and economic spur to the Darling Downs region for more than 17 years.
Up to November 2019, the mine provided direct jobs for more than 300 locals, 500 contractors, and thousands of indirect jobs across a number of industries. New Acland is a substantial and loyal supporter of local businesses and suppliers, injecting more than $110 million into the Darling Downs economy each year and over $300 million into the broader south-east Queensland economy each year.
Through our industry leading and award-winning rehabilitation program, mining lease areas are continually returned to agricultural and conservation uses. The operation provides significant benefit to the surrounding region through infrastructure provision and support, environmental and educational projects, as well as participation and support for community development initiatives.
We need the Queensland State Government to approve State 3 of the project to ensure we can continue to provide employment to our existing workforce, the Oakey community, our suppliers and others reliant on the mine. It will also enable us to create 487 new jobs at New Acland within 18 months of approvals.
What's in it for Queensland?