The Lake Vermont Mine is an open cut operation located near Dysart, where product coal is hauled by rail to the Port of Gladstone and Abbot Point Coal Terminal. Lake Vermont’s first shipment was in February 2009, and while Jellinbah owns the Mine, the company appointed Thiess Mining as the operators of the Lake Vermont Mine.
Since 2009, the mine has produced hard coking coal (HCC) and mid volatile PCI coal through overburden drilling and blasting, followed by conventional removal with truck and shovel and dozer push.
The coal is then directed to product coal stockpiles. The product coal is loaded onto 7,500 tonne trains for despatch to the port. Lake Vermont rails to Gladstone Port and Abbott Point Coal Terminals.
After mining, careful rehabilitation of the spoil dumps is conducted and the site is recovered with topsoil and seeded. Like all Jellinbah Mines, the mine operates in full compliance with the Queensland Government environmental procedures which control levels of noise, dust, water quality and overburden rehabilitation.
In 2012/13 the mines infrastructure was expanded and from October 2013 has been operating with a production capacity of 9.1Mtpa.
Jellinbah intends to extend the life of the mine with its proposed Lake Vermont Meadowbrook Project, with an underground expansion, adding 20 years to the life of the mine.
About the proposed Lake Vermont Meadowbrook Project
The proposed Lake Vermont Meadowbrook Project is an extension of the already operational Lake Vermont open cut mine, which will transition to underground mining with a small satellite open cut mine. This will add 20 years to the life of the mine and supplement the future decline in production.
If approved, the project is expected to contribute a net present value of $968.2 million to the local Queensland economy – commencing construction in January 2025 and operational by December 2028.
- 200 jobs during construction
- 350-400 jobs once operational
- $315.7 million in Gross Regional Product per annum through operating cycle
- $1,334.6 million in revenue to the QLD Government primarily through royalties
- $1,919.5 million in revenue to the Australian Government through taxes – personal, business, fringe benefits and GST.
Our commitment to our people and community
We are committed to partnering with our local communities to share value through the creation of local jobs and business opportunities, as well as supporting Indigenous stakeholders, and respecting human rights and cultures throughout the value chain.
Through this project, we intend to attract, develop, and retain a diverse, inclusive, and competent workforce by employing local contractors and service providers, where possible, to support our operations and promote socioeconomic strength.
To read more on our commitment to community and past contributions, click here.
Our commitment to the environment
We are conscious of managing the impact of our mining operations on the environment, and will continue to adhere to high environmental standards. The principles of sustainable mine development are at the core of all Lake Vermont activities.
The proposed project will meet the strict environmental guidelines set by the Queensland and Federal Governments, and in developing a comprehensive EIS, we’ve worked to identify and minimise environmental impacts.
The public notification period will take place in Q1 2023. During this time, we welcome feedback from members of the community – submissions can be made via the Queensland Government website.
Read more on Jellinbah Group’s EIS, click here.
Read more on Jellinbah Group’s commitment to environment, click here.