A$1bn Winchester South coal project to boost Queensland jobs

The A$1-billion Winchester South metallurgical coal project has been declared a Coordinated Project by the Queensland government’s independent Coordinator-General.

The opencut mine, which will have a targeted run-of-mine production rate of 15-million tonnes a year of high-quality metallurgical coal, belongs to Whitehaven Coal, which bought the project from mining major Rio Tinto last year.