The Maxwell Underground Mine is located east of Denman and south of Muswellbrook in the New South Wales Upper Hunter.
A long-term enterprise focused on sustainability
The mine is an essential enterprise to the local communities in our region and plays a key role in Malabar’s diversified portfolio of projects in the Upper Hunter.
The mine will produce high quality products with at least 75% capable of being used to make steel with the balance suitable for use in new-generation High Efficiency, Low Emissions (HELE) power generators. This will help reduce emissions on a global scale.
And as we develop large scale renewable resources, like the approved Maxwell Solar Farm, we will have the ability to completely offset the energy consumption of the Maxwell Mine through solar generation.
Backed by our community
The mine, approved by the NSW Government in December 2020, followed comprehensive environmental and technical analysis and more than eight years of ongoing consultation with the local community and our neighbours, ensuring the mine can comfortably co-exist with other industries and land use in the area.
Throughout the planning process we have taken a number of practical steps to reduce our impact on the environment and the community. To that end, we will be using the established facilities at ‘Maxwell Infrastructure’ to process and rail our products.
Jobs and local investment
The construction phase will involve the generation of roughly 250 new jobs and the services of many local businesses and suppliers. Once construction is complete the project will generate 350 full-time, long-term new jobs, delivering $55 million in wages into the local economy each year, and generate $1 billion to 1.2 billion in mining royalties for the people of NSW over the initial 26 years of the Maxwell Underground Mine.
During the construction phase and once mining begins, the mine will support local businesses and suppliers. Wherever possible, we will prioritise employing locals because we know how important it is for the benefits of this enterprise to stay in the local community.