Rehabilitation activities have been ongoing at the Jeebropilly site.
1992 to present
Currently undergoing rehabilitation activities
Rehabilitation activities have been ongoing at the New Oakleigh site for a number of years already and this work will continue for some time to come.
New Hope Group has completed the process of rehabilitating an area of historical mining disturbance at Chuwar, a suburb of Ipswich, Queensland. The site was operational in the 1980's when two separate open cut pits were mined for coal. It is now undergoing continued rehabilitation maintenance alongside New Oakleigh and Jeebropilly.
The New Hope Group operated an open cut, multi-thin-seam mining operation at Jeebropilly. The Jeebropilly Mine is adjacent to the Amberley Air Base, 23 kilometres west of Ipswich and 92 kilometres from the Port of Brisbane. The mine has a long, rich history and association with Ipswich, having commenced operations in 1982.
As a long-standing part of the local community, the team at West Moreton has continued to emphasise positive relationships and maintain open communication with neighbours and the broader community. This includes hosting community meetings throughout the year to provide input into environmental and operational performance. As the operations at New Oakleigh drew to a close, these meetings also addressed the rehabilitation program at the site. The team is also proud to get involved in fundraisers and volunteering throughout the year with a particular focus on the local region.
West Moreton's mining operations were undertaken on freehold land that is owned by the company. Progressive rehabilitation is a core part of the detailed Environmental Management Plan. Supported by an on-site environmental team, the group maintains the integrity of all operations to the highest standard.
Coal mined in the West Moreton area occurs in the central to upper part of the Walloon Coal Measures (primarily Jeebropilly Series) and contains locally named coal seams referred to as the Boughen, Butler, Cowell, Passe, Kathage, Wass and Haenke seams. These occur over an interval of approximately 120 metres and 43 individual plies are modeled in this sequence. The plies have an average thickness of 0.06-0.48 metres, with partings of up to 2.7 metres average thickness.
To view documents related to West Moreton's rehabilitation practices please visit the Reporting Page.