The Hume Coal Project is based in the Southern Highlands of NSW, and is assessing the potential of an underground coal mine. The coal mining operation will supply metallurgical coal for the production of steel and industrial coal for uses in industry, such as cement production and power generation.
In March 2017, Hume Coal lodged its environmental impact statement and development application documents for the Hume Coal Project and Berrima Rail Project. After a 90 day exhibition period, submissions closed on the 30 June 2017.
The Hume Coal Project is a subsidiary of the South Korean steel manufacturer, POSCO.