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Existing pin = existing coal mine  red pin= new coal project

PROPOSED COAL EXPANSIONS

Narrabri Underground Stage 3

  • 480 Mt CO2-e lifetime emissions (Scope 1, 2 and 3)
  • Will extend the life of Whitehaven’s existing Narrabri mine from 2031 to 2044
  • If WHC go ahead and build the NU Stage 3 project, it is likely to become the most polluting thermal coal mine in Australia for Scope 1 GHG emissions.

Vickery

Winchester South

New coalfield closer to Narrabri called "Gorman North"

Maules Creek mine extension

 

4th "Gorman North" project emissions not yet available. Data: Market Forces

"Gorman North" project and Maules Creek expansion emissions not yet available. Data: Market Forces

 

The Gorman North area was identified as an area for potential future mining operations in the state government's 2020 Future of Coal Statement.

The Gorman North area was identified as an area for potential future mining operations in the state government's 2020 Future of Coal Statement.

Whitehaven Coal launched bid to expand and extend operations at its controversial Maules Creek Mine June 2023. 

Whitehaven Coal has also blown billions of dollars buying two massive low-quality coal mines from BHP Mitsubishi. 

The world’s scientists warn that all coal expansion must stop immediately to avoid runaway global heating. Yet Whitehaven is planning to double its coal production with four major new coal projects.