​West Wallsend Colliery was developed in 1969 by Coal and Allied Industries Ltd as a bord and pillar operation working within the Borehole and Young Wallsend seams. A longwall unit was installed in the Borehole Seam in 1989. The majority ownership of West Wallsend Colliery has changed several times since its establishment:

  • BHP – 1988 to 1989; Pacific Copper – 1989 to 1990 (as part of the purchase of Macquarie Collieries);
  • FAI – 1990 to 1999;
  • GCA – 1999 to 2002;
  • Xstrata – 2013; and
  • Glencore - 2013 to Present.

Mining was completed in May 2016, the site is currently being rehabilitated.