Callide Mine Lease extended until 2043; Saves 450 jobs

 In great news for local jobs in the region, Batchfire Callide Pty Ltd has been granted a mining lease for their Boundary Hill mine extending the life of the operation to 2043.

Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Dr Anthony Lynham said the lease provided job security for the current 450 employees at the Callide Mine Complex near Biloela, which includes the Boundary Hill mine, for another 25 years.

The lease will allow the Callide mine to continue to supply approximately 6.5 million tonnes of thermal coal each year for baseload power generation and alumina manufacturing.

Callide mine has been supplying thermal coal for the past 73 years and is a major employer in central Queensland.