Posted on 02 Nov 2018
Fitzroy Australia Resources’ Ironbark No. 1 coking coal mine has received approval from the Queensland Government in a move expected to create 350 local jobs. Ironbark No. 1 (formerly the Ellensfield coal project), 35km northeast of Moranbah in the Bowen Basin, is an underground greenfield operation with a forecasted 6 million tonne per annum capacity. Fitzroy purchased the mine from Vale in November 2016. It is expected to provide opportunities for 160 contractors in the production phase and up to 350 operational staff.