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Feb 7, 2018

Australian Mining Boom in 2018

It is a new year and we are on the verge of another exciting mining boom in 2018.

The Central Queensland economy is set to be boosted by over $330 million during the construction phases of the Byerwen, Styx and Taroborah coal mining projects.

These projects are signally a revival of Australia’s resources sector and in particular the Bowen Basin.

During 2016-17 mining production grew steadily at 2.5% according to ABS National Accounts data, however BIS Oxford Economics expects that to accelerate to 5.5% during 2017/18 and faster again by 2020.

Byerwen Coal Project


20 kilometres west of Glenden

Employment Figures

Construction Phase 100 people

Operations Phase 300-500

Production Figures

Up to 10 million tonnes of hard coking coal per year.


Styx Coal Project


85 kilometres from Byfield

Employment Figures

Construction Phase 200 people

Operations Phase 250 people

Production Figures

2 – 5 million tonnes of high grade thermal coal and/or semi-soft coking coal


Taroborah Coal Project


22 kilometres west of Emerald

Employment Figures

Construction Phase 150 people

Operations Phase 350 people

Production Figures

5 million tonnes of coal per year

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Q Coal

CQ Coal


ABS National Accounts Data

BIS Oxford Data

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