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$1B Central Qld mining project secures environmental approval

Pembroke Resources
Pembroke Resources

A coal producer has received regulatory approval for its proposed $1 billion coal development in Central Queensland.

The State Department of Environment and Science has granted Pembroke Resources an environmental authority (EA) for its Olive Downs Coking Coal Mine, 40km southeast of Moranbah.

Applications open for 1500 jobs

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) welcomed the decision for bringing 500 construction jobs and 1000 operational positions closer to reality.

“The Olive Downs mine will create up to 500 jobs during construction and up to 1000 once fully operational. The finalisation of the EA is an important next step to bring this project closer to a reality,” QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said in a public statement. “A clear timetable and a set of milestones for development are important for all resources projects, given the size of each investment and the time needed for planning.”

Early expressions of interest are being accepted for the 1500 jobs that will be offered. Pembroke is looking for talented, skilled and enthusiastic jobseekers to join the team. The company has committed to supporting and hiring people from the local area while at the same time considering applications from other regions.

Click here to apply: pembrokeresources.com.au/employment.php

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World’s largest

The project involves building an open-cut metallurgical coal mine, coal handling and preparation plant, 18 km rail spur, rail loop, raw water pipeline to the Eungella Pipeline network, private access roads, electricity transmission line, wastewater and sewage treatment plants.

Macfarlane claims Olive Downs will be one of the largest open cut coking coal mines in the world.

“The Isaac region is a heartland for our resources sector, creating so much of the wealth that benefits our state,” he said. “This project will be another valuable addition to Queensland’s world-leading resources sector.”

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