Donaldson Coal

Tasman Extension

The original Tasman Mine was an underground bord and pillar operation and ceased mining in 2013. The site has been fully rehabilitated and both the Environmental Protection Licence (EPL) and the Development Consent have been surrendered.  The Tasman Extension Project was approved by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment on the 18th March 2013. No mining related activities have occurred to date, with the site remaining undeveloped. The Tasman Extension Project would involve the extension of underground mining into the West Borehole Seam to the North and West of the Fassifern seam workings. Coal would be hauled by road to the Bloomfield Colliery and then transported by rail to the Port of Newcastle for export. Further information can be found in the Tasman Extension Environmental Assessment.