“The first part of the mine expansion will enable Cockatoo Coal to expand coal production from 700,000 tonnes a year to one million tonnes,” Infrastructure Minister Jeff Seeney said.
“This will climb to 3.5 million tonnes per annum by 2015. We promised to grow the resources pillar of our economy and we are delivering on that promise, creating more jobs for regional families.”
The new load-out facility will be 3km east of Moura and adjacent to the main rail line in this region.
The coal from the $313 million project to develop the Baralaba North pit will be exported through the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal, which was more than 80% built by early July.