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.