- Mine Closure
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.
Preparing for Mine Closure
Detailed planning, site investigations and technical assessments are currently being undertaken to prepare for mine closure. This includes confirming final rehabilitation and closure obligations with government regulators.
Yancoal has commenced engaging and consulting with key stakeholders including site employees and the local community regarding:
- closure activities for the mine;
- likely impacts this will have on employees and the wider community; and
- measures to mitigate these impacts.
Once coal production ends, rehabilitation activities will continue including bulk earthworks, landform development, infrastructure decommissioning, and revegetation of the final landforms. It is anticipated that these rehabilitation activities will take approximately three years to complete beyond mining. As vegetation establishes, a further ten year of monitoring and maintenance may be required to achieve the post-mining land use and final rehabilitation sign-off.
Stratford and Duralie Mine Closure Timeline
Stratford is currently undertaking Detailed Mine Closure Planning. An approximate timeline for implementing the closure planning and execution process is shown below.
To speak to a Yancoal Representative regarding Mine Closure, Operations or to make a complaint please contact the Community Information Hotline.
Community Information hotline
Stratford & Duralie Operations
Phone: 1300 658 239