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Newlands, Queensland

During the life of the Glencore Australia’s Newlands mine site, Bis provided a range of load and haul and site services.

  • Location

    The Newlands mine is located 33km north-west of Glenden in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin region. Land of the Biri people.

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  • Status

    Operation date: 1998 - 2023

  • Customer

    Glencore Australia

  • Commodity


The contract: Haulage

During the life of the Glencore Australia’s Newlands mine site, Bis provided a range of load and haul and site services to Glencore Australia’s Newlands mine site. Key contract components include:

  • road maintenance
  • road haulage from multiple pits to the processing plant
  • waste haulage
  • reclamation of old pits to feed back in to the CHPP.

Nearing the end of mine’s life, the on-site Bis workshop played an integral role in servicing and maintaining the fleet that serviced the contract.

Mining operations

Development at the wholly Glencore-run Newlands began in 1981, with coal mining operations commencing in 1983.

The Newlands mine site was part of the GCAA Project, a mining, processing and exporting partnership which included the Newlands open cut operations, the Collinsville open cut mine.

Bis’ assets at Newlands

  • People


    Bis had 110 employees working at the Newlands mine site in a variety of functions.

  • Equipment


    The fleet was headlined by Rexx (Bis’ 160-tonne mining haul truck) as well as DPRT's, front end loaders, excavators, dump trucks, road maintenance equipment and dozers.

Key project achievements

Long-term partnership

We are proud to have been part of the Newlands operations since 1998, working in collaboration with the Glencore team to deliver tangible efficiency and productivity benefits.

Late 2018 saw the latest contract renewal for the Bis and Glencore partnership at the Newlands mine.

Commenting on the contract award, Glencore Operations Manager – Newlands Paul Sear said: “We have enjoyed a positive, long-term partnership with Bis at Newlands. Bis’ strong commitment to delivering safe and innovative solutions that add value to our operation has been recognised in this contract renewal, and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship with the team.”

DPRT innovation

Bis invested in a fleet of high payload dual-powered road train technology (DPRT) to maximise Glencore’s production requirements and provide production and haulage efficiencies across the operation. Bis’ ability to move bulk commodities in smarter, safer and more reliable ways continued to drive efficiencies at the site.

Rexx on site

A collaboration between Glencore and Bis saw Rexx – the new 160-tonne innovative mining haul truck - working on site at Newlands from July 2020. Its first operational role at an Eastern seaboard mine was testament to its growing reputation for productivity, safety and cost effectiveness on the West Coast.

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  • Logistics

    Our diverse fleet is fit for purpose for out-of-pit, on-road and off pit applications.

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