MAP: Newlands mine coal exhausted by June, 100 jobs to go
NEWLANDS Northern coal mine is set to park up its trucks in June this year, more than six months after the originally anticipated shut down date.
The site, in the Bowen Basin, has reached the end of its economic mine life and will close following the exhaustion of the final longwall panel.
Originally flagged in May 2014 for closure in December 2015, Glencore claims the 100 current employees were given plenty of notice.
"We are continuing to provide information to our workforce about the closure plans," a Glencore spokesperson said.
It comes after 50 full time roles were slashed in June 2014 following the completion of development activities.
It is business as usual at the Newlands open cut operations.
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