The Stratford Mining Complex is located 95km north of Newcastle in the Gloucester Basin, NSW.
Stratford began production in June 1995 and currently employs around 100 people. The Stratford open cut operations extract coal from the upper and middle seams within the Gloucester Basin, producing semi-soft coking coal and thermal coal for the export market. The Stratford Extension Project was granted State and Federal approval in 2015 and this project commenced in April 2018.
Run Of Mine (ROM) coal from Stratford is processed at the centralised Stratford Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP). The CHPP blends ROM coals for processing of various coal products and qualities.
Product coal is loaded at Stratford rail loading facility and is railed to the Port of Newcastle.
Stratford is preparing to finish coal extraction in 2024 and will transition to closure upon completion of mining operations. The closure of Stratford is consistent with the planned and approved life of mining for the operations. Stratford will have exhausted its approved commercial coal reserves in 2024. For more information click here.