Bulga Optimisation Project now on public exhibition
The Bulga Optimisation Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is now on public exhibition until Friday, 14th June 2013. To view and download the EIS, click here.
Welcome to the Bulga Complex
The Bulga Complex includes Bulga Coal Surface Operations, Bulga Underground Operations and the Coal Handling and Preparation Plant. The Bulga Complex is located 15 kilometres southwest of Singleton near the village of Broke in New South Wales.
The Bulga Complex produces approximately 16 million tonnes of semi soft coking coal and thermal coal a year, which is railed to the Port of Newcastle for export to China and Japan. The coal is used predominately for steel making and power generation.
Coal mining at the Bulga Complex began in 1982 when BHP was granted approval to mine coal, known as the Saxonvale Mine. Underground mining commenced at South Bulga in 1994 and Beltana in 2003. Operating as separate business units, Bulga Surface Operations and Bulga Underground Operations are managed by Xstrata Coal, the largest coal producer in New South Wales.
The Bulga Complex employs approximately 1,000 employees and contractors at its open cut and underground operations. Owning 5,500 hectares of land, the Bulga Complex is one of the largest landholders in the area. Our focus is on implementing the highest environmental standards and best practice to ensure our licence to operate and developing long-term, sustainable relationships with our local community.