South Walker Creek Coal Mine

The South Walker Creek Coal Project is located approximately 40km west of Nebo in the northern section of the Bowen Basin and covers a strike length of 16km. The project was opened by BHP Mitsui Coal Pty Ltd (BMC) on a trial basis to produce and test the acceptance of South Walker Coal in the Pulverised Coal Injection (PCI) and thermal coal marketplace. Approximately 80 million tonnes of open cut Marketable Reserves are available.

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40km west of Nebo, QLD

40km west of Nebo, QLD


BHP Mitsui Coal Pty Ltd



Contract Type:

Project management, overburden stripping, coal mining


February 1996 - June 2013

In November 2000, BHP awarded Thiess an additional two year contract following five years as mine operator for total mine operations.