- Mine Closure
Mining stopped at Duralie in December 2021 in line with approvals to operate and the exhaustion of commercial coal reserves.
Our team is preparing detailed closure plans. This includes confirming final rehabilitation and closure requirements with government regulators.
Closure works will include decommissioning and removing infrastructure, and completing rehabilitation of the site to an approved final landform. Ongoing monitoring and maintenance of rehabilitated areas will likely continue for another 10 to 15 years. The NSW Government must assess and sign off on the closure and rehabilitation works before we can relinquish our mining leases.
Our closure plans include agriculture and native vegetation in line with the approved land-uses. Other possible future land use options may include initiatives that support agriculture, recreation and tourism. We are voluntarily extending our Community Support Program for another four years, until 2028. The Stratford Coal Education Support Fund will also run until 2027.
Our people are at the centre of everything we do. We have a staged scaling back of our workforce during closure and site rehabilitation. Our priority is providing support to impacted employees through redeployment to other Yancoal sites, career guidance and training as well as redundancies.
We will continue to update stakeholders and the local community on its progress with closure and rehabilitation over the coming years.
For more information call our Community Information Hotline on 1300 658 239.
Stratford and Duralie Mine Closure Timeline
Duralie is currently undertaking Detailed Mine Closure Planning. An approximate timeline for implementing the closure planning and execution process is shown below.
To speak to a Yancoal Representative regarding Mine Closure, Operations or to make a complaint please contact the Community Information Hotline.
Community Information hotline
Stratford & Duralie Operations
Phone: 1300 658 239