The State Government last week confirmed the Blair Athol Coal mine would reopen in Queensland. Blair Athol Mine is one of the oldest coal mines in Queensland and closed down in 2012.
The mine is located near Clermont and will be reopened by Orion Mining in June, 2017.
In 2016, Orion Mining secured a deal with the Blair Athol Coal Joint Venture to buy the Bowen Basin coking coal operation for a $1. The purchase included mining lease, related licenses, land, site infrastructure, active contracts and all mining plant and equipment.
The mine reopening is expected to bring more than 600 jobs to the region, according to Orion chairman Jim Soorley.