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Market Interest Test Submission closing: Saturday 19 August 2023 at 11:59pm (AEST)

Centennial Myuna Pty Limited (ACN 101 508 981) has applied to the Department of Regional NSW – Mining Exploration and Geoscience (MEG) for a Group 9 (coal) exploration licence for operational allocation purposes in accordance with section 13C of the Mining Act 1992.

Exploration Licence Application No. 6632 (Act 1992) is located about 5.58 kilometres east-southeast of Awaba, over an area of 108.375 hectares. ELA 6632 embraces the strata between the depths of 20 metres below the surface of the land and 30 metres below the bed of Lake Macquarie to 5 metres below the floor of the Fassifern Seam. The location of the application is shown in the diagram and can also be viewed on MinView.

MEG is required to assess any market interest for the application by Centennial Myuna Pty Limited – ELA 6632 and is seeking submissions from parties interested in exploring and potentially developing coal resources within the application area.

ELA 6632 Map

Any valid submissions made may trigger a competitive process for the release of the area.

If you would like information on the geology and/or publicly available coal exploration data in the area, contact the Resource Assessments team on (02) 4063 6658 or

If you would like to express interest, please provide details of:

  • Why you are expressing an interest in the area;
  • An overview of how it may form part of an extension to an existing mine or a potential new mine (including for example an overarching conceptual mine plan); and
  • Your experience in coal mining and exploration and/or developing a mining operation, including with reference to your financial and technical capability.

Submissions may be made by email to and quote “Market Interest Test for ELA6632” in the subject line by the closing date.

This notification is made pursuant to section 13C(3)(b) of the Mining Act 1992 and the Guidelines for coal exploration licence applications for operational allocation purposes, and does not constitute an invitation for a coal exploration licence or mining lease nor a release of the area under the Strategic Release Framework.

For more information on the Operational Allocation Framework, visit dedicated webpage on the operational allocation of coal.

For more information, contact MEG on or on (02) 4063 6600.

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