Malabar acquired the Drayton Mine including multiple assets in 2018. This infrastructure, now called "Maxwell Infrastructure" will be used to service the future underground mines. By using the existing infrastructure, Malabar will reduce the impact of its operations on the local community, neighbours and the environment.
Maxwell Infrastructure includes:
- A Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP) and associated stockpiling areas;
- A train load-out facility and rail loop;
- A vehicular access via Thomas Mitchell Drive;
- Administration buildings, employee amenities and parking facilities;
- Workshops and explosives storage facilities;
- Water management infrastructure, including a waste treatment facility; and
- The old open-cut Drayton Mine currently being rehabilitated.
|Train load-out and CHPP|
Licences and Approvals
Project approval for the Drayton Open Cut mine was granted by the Minister for Planning on 1 February 2008. The Drayton Open Cut mine is now known as Maxwell Infrastructure.
Subsequent modifications to the project approval were granted in October 2009 and February 2012.
|Drayton Mine Extension Environmental Assessment 2007||Download PDF|
|Development Consent (DA) 106-04-00||Download PDF|
|Project Approval (PA) 06_0202||Download PDF|
|Notice of Modification 2009||Download PDF|
|Notice of Modification 2012||Download PDF|
|Environment Protection Licence||Download PDF|
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