11th August 2020

Market interest test submission closing date: Monday, 14 September 2020 at 11:59pm (AEST)

Ulan Coal Mines exploration licence application location map
Ulan Coal Mines Pty Ltd (ACN 000 189 248) has applied to the Department of Regional NSW, Mining, Exploration and Geoscience (MEG) for a Group 9 (Coal) exploration licence for operational allocation purposes in accordance with section 13C of the Mining Act 1992 and clause 20 of the Mining Regulation 2016.

Exploration Licence Application No. 5922 (Act 1992) is located about 18 km north west of Ulan, over an area of 582.6 hectares and embracing strata from the surface to a depth of 900m below zero AHD. The location of the application is shown in the diagram and can also be viewed on MinView.

MEG is required to assess any market interest for the application by Ulan Coal Mines Pty Ltd – ELA 5922, and is seeking submissions from parties interested in exploring and potentially developing coal resources within the application area.

If you would like information on the geology and/or publicly available coal exploration data in the area, contact the Geoscience Assessment and Advice team on (02) 4063 6543 or at coal.geology@geoscience.nsw.gov.au

If you would like to express interest, please provide:

  • details of why you are expressing an interest in the area
  • an overview of how it could form part of an existing or potential mining operation (including for example an overarching conceptual mine plan)
  • details of your experience in coal mining and exploration and/or developing a mining operation, including with reference to your financial and technical capability.

Submissions may be made by email to resource.operations@planning.nsw.gov.au and quote “Market Interest Test for ELA 5922” in the subject line by the closing date above.

This notification is made pursuant to section 13C(3)(b) of the Mining Act 1992 and the Guidelines for Coal Exploration Licence Applications for Operational Allocation Purposes, and does not constitute an invitation for a coal exploration licence or mining lease nor a release of the area under the Strategic Release Framework.

View more information on the Operational Allocation Framework on the website.

For more information, contact Resource Operations on (02) 4063 6600.