The defunct colliery is located on land in the centre of (but not part of) the new Dharawal National Park, a few kilometres to the south of Campbelltown.
It is leased by BHP-Billiton from NSW Crown Land.
Coal mining ceased on the site over twenty years ago and when (if) the lease extinguishes, the old head frames will be demolished and the land “restored” to native bushland. Even the lake will be destroyed. Which is a great pity because I think the headframes could be heritage listed and I know of a great way to utilise this existing open space and lake.
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