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ANGLO COAL AUSTRALIA LAKE LINDSAY PROJECT

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ANGLO COAL AUSTRALIA LAKE LINDSAY PROJECT

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									ANGLO COAL AUSTRALIA
               Darwin




                                                Dalrymple Bay

                                 Lake Lindsay      Port Clinton



                                                       Brisbane



 Perth
                                                   Newcastle
                                                  Sydney
                                                Port Kembla

                              Melbourne




FACT SHEET: MINES & PROJECTS
LAKE LINDSAY PROJECT
Description: Lake Lindsay project is an open cut coal mine adjoining     Regional Profile: Middlemount, situated in the Broadsound Shire,
Anglo Coal Australia’s (ACA) existing Capcoal operations at German       was constructed as a purpose-built mining town in 1980 and has a
Creek in Central Queensland. Construction of Lake Lindsay began          good range of local services and businesses. Most economic activity
in 2006 and is scheduled for completion end of 2007 (excluding           in Middlemount is concentrated on its role as a service centre for the
dragline) when it will become part of the Capcoal complex. Peak          German Creek complex. The surrounding shire has rural and other
construction workforce will be 700.                                      activities. Mining accounts for 90% of employment in Middlemount
                                                                         and about 30% of the employment opportunities for the total
Location: Lake Lindsay is situated 21 kilometres south, south-west
                                                                         Broadsound Shire area.
of Middlemount (population 3,000) and 70 kilometres north-west
of Emerald (population 10,700), within the Bowen Basin in                Environmental Issues: The Lake Lindsay Environmental Impact
Central Queensland.                                                      Statement (EIS) established the parameters for an environmental
                                                                         management strategy in line with the requirements of the Queensland
Coal production and Resources: Approximately 102Mt of saleable
                                                                         Government’s Environment Protection Agency, as well as those
reserves are contained within the Lake Lindsay mining area. When
                                                                         of ACA.
peak mining activities are reached in 2009, Lake Lindsay’s saleable
production will be 4Mtpa, consisting of 1.9Mt of hard coking coal,       Community Relations: Regular consultation and communication
1.8Mt of PCI specification coal and 0.3Mt of thermal coal. First coal    is undertaken with the local community, particularly through a
was taken out of the project in October 2006. This will increase         range of stakeholder groups. The process of meaningful community
Capcoal’s saleable production to 10Mtpa.                                 consultation will continue throughout construction and ongoing
                                                                         operational phases of the mine.
Ownership and Operation: ACA (70%) and Mitsui Coal Holdings
(30%) jointly own the project. Lake Lindsay will be operated and         Cultural Heritage: Following extensive studies, a number of
managed by ACA.                                                          mitigation strategies are being undertaken to ensure protection of
                                                                         cultural heritage values during the life of the mine. The current
                                                                         Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) between Capcoal and
                                                                         traditional owners (the Barada Barna Kabalbara and Yetimarla People)
                                                                         also applies to the Lake Lindsay project.




Anglo Coal Australia Pty Ltd • Level 11, 201 Charlotte Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 • GPO Box 1410, Brisbane QLD 4001
Phone 07 3834 1333 • Fax 07 3834 1390 • www.anglocoal.com.au                                                                        ANG 0642 01/07

								
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