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Malabar acquired the Maxwell Infrastructure in 2018 to service its Maxwell Underground Mine. The infrastructure includes:

Maxwell Infrastructure includes:

  • Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP) with capacity of 850 tph;
  • 300,000 tonne product stockpile areas; 
  • Train load-out facility and rail loop connecting to the Hunter rail network and the Port of Newcastle export infrastructure;
  • Administration buildings, employee amenities, training centre and workshops;
  • Electrical distribution infrastructure; and
  • Water management infrastructure.

Key Benefits

  • By using existing infrastructure, Malabar is reducing the impact of operations on the local community, neighbours and the environment.
  • Minimising incremental environmental and social impacts by utilising the substantial existing brownfield infrastructure.
  • As part of Malabar’s purchase of the Maxwell Infrastructure, Malabar took responsibility for rehabilitating an open-cut mine. We have made substantial progress in this activity.
  • We have planted over 110,000 trees in our woodland corridor with the total trees planted at the site exceeding 350,000. 
  • Key land management activities such as weed spraying and feral animal management continue on-site and within our biodiversity offset areas. 
  • Maxwell is also continuing to successfully graze cattle on rehabilitation pastures.


Rehabilitation has occurred progressively as final landforms have become available for revegetation. The approved revegetation strategy recognises the alternative land uses that exist in the region, with the aim of establishing the potential for sustainable grazing lands and enhancing the local and regional habitat corridors. Progressive rehabilitation activities have been conducted at the Maxwell Infrastructure since 1983. Approximately 850 hectares of the Maxwell Infrastructure area has been rehabilitated to date.