6th August 2019

Market interest test submission closing date: 11:59pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 18 September 2019.

Wilpinjong Coal Pty Ltd (ABN 104 594 694) has applied to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Division of Resources and Geoscience (the Division) for a Group 9 (Coal) exploration licence for operational allocation purposes in accordance with section 13C of the Mining Act 1992 and clause 20 of the Mining Regulation 2016.

Exploration Licence Application No. 5804 (Act 1992) is located about 21 km south east of Ulan, over an area of 1175.48 hectares and embracing strata from the surface to unlimited depth. The location of the application is shown in the diagram and can also be viewed by clicking here.

The Division is required to assess any market interest for the application by Wilpinjong Coal Pty Ltd – ELA 5804, and is seeking submissions from parties interested in exploring and potentially developing coal resources within the larger area of the coal resource which includes the application area. The coal resource area over which submissions are being sought is show in the diagram. A more detailed map can also be viewed by clicking here.

Wilpinjong coal resources area diagram

If you would like information on the geology and/or publicly available coal exploration data in the area, contact the Strategic Resource Assessment and Advice team on (02) 4063 6543 or coal.geology@geoscience.nsw.gov.au.

If you would like to express interest, please provide details of:

  • Why you are expressing an interest in the area.
  • An overview of how it could form part of an existing or potential mining operation (including for example an overarching conceptual mine plan).
  • Your experience in coal mining and exploration and/or developing a mining operation, including reference to your financial and technical capability.

Submissions may be made by email to titles.services@planning.nsw.gov.au and quote “Market Interest Test for ELA 5804” by the closing date above.

This notification is made pursuant to section 13C(3)(b) of the Mining Act 1992 and the Guidelines for coal exploration licence applications for operational allocation purposes, and does not constitute an invitation for a coal exploration licence or mining lease nor a release of the area under the Strategic Release Framework.

More information on the Operational Allocation Framework.

For more information, contact Resource Operations on (02) 4063 6600.