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Mine Watch
Mine Watch

Lithgow is a mining area, and LEG aims to keep a close watch on:

There are three main mining methods used locally - Bord & Pillar, Open-cut and Longwall.

Local Historical & Operational Mines

As of 1 March 2017 there are only three (3) operational mines in the Lithgow Region. Together they produce about 7.8 million tonnes of coal each year.

Mines Map Map shows current and historic coal mines, along with the decommissioned Wallerawang power station, the operational Mt Piper power station, and associated ash repositories.

Nine mines have recently either closed, or placed on 'care & maintenance', or have Development Applications pending. They are -

(Current at February 2023)


Recently Closed or On Care & Maintenance

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