CENTENNIAL Coal remains hopeful the Angus Place Colliery will reopen as soon as possible, managing director David Moult said yesterday.
Speaking in Lithgow near the iconic Miner’s Lamp at the western entrance to town, Mr Moult stressed the mine was not closing.
“It is being placed on a care and maintenance footing so that it can be returned to service within a few months,” Mr Moult said.
At the very latest it is expected to return to production in 2023 when it has been calculated the company’s Springvale mine’s reserves will be exhausted.
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