Cobbora Coal Project
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The Cobbora Coal Project is a proposed 30 million tonnes a year run of mine project to supply a new New South Wales coal-fired power station. The mine is projected to produce 20 million tonnes a year of saleable coal. The project would be located south of the village of Cobbora.
A project description states that the mine Macquarie Generation, Eraring Energy and Delta Electricity have formed a joint venture to develop the project. The project would involve an open-cut coal mine, a water pipeline from the Cudgegong River, another from the Ulan coal mine and a 25 kilometre rail line to connect the mine to the existing rail network. It has been estimated that the Cobbora spur line would cost $120 million.
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- Delta Electricity, "Cobbora joint venture", Delta Electricity website.
- Department of Planning & Infrastructure website on the project: http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=3695
- NSW Auditor-General's Report, "Electricity Sale Transactions", Volume One 2011, February 2011.