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Anglo American granted approval for expansion of Queensland coal mine

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World Coal,

The Queensland Government has approved a mining lease for the expansion of Anglo American’s Lake Lindsay steel-making coal mine in Bowen Basin.

It will extend the life of the mine and secure the long-term future of 500 jobs.

When fully operational, the expanded mine will produce 5.6 million t of steel-making coal.

“The granting of this mining lease shows Queensland’s resources industry continues to go from strength to strength,” Resources Minister Scott Stewart said.

“It shows there is confidence from major mining companies that are investing in the future of Queensland’s resources industry.

“Steel-making coal is one of our state’s biggest export earners, worth nearly AU$60 billion in the 12 months to May this year.

“We need steel for construction, domestic appliances, automotive and mechanical equipment, and also for turbines to generate renewable energy on wind farms.

“I want to congratulate Anglo American for their continued investment in their operations in the Bowen Basin because it means hundreds of good jobs and a boost to the local economy for years to come.”

Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke added: “Central Queensland has a long and proud history of mining and the industry supports thousands of good jobs.

“This is another welcome investment in the region and shows there’s confidence in the industry.”

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