Glencore has unveiled plans to shut its Liddell open-cut and Integra underground mines in 2023 as a strategy to align with the transition to a low carbon economy. The planned closures of the two Hunter mines were disclosed in a webcast presentation to investors. Glendell's mining licence was due to expire in 2023. Liddell has a workforce of 397 at present, with Integra employing 270 people.
A third Hunter mine mine, Glendell open-cut, was also listed in the online presentation as shutting in 2023, along with the Newlands mine in Queensland. But the Glencore Australia spokesperson said the company wanted Glendell, with a workforce of 340, to stay open.