About the program
The Coal Sector Jobs Package (CSJP) Program is providing transitional assistance to coal mines that have a high fugitive emissions-intensity. The objective is to ease their transition to the introduction of a carbon price, thereby supporting jobs and the local communities that rely on the mines. The program is administered by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (the Department). The CSJP is being implemented as part of the Government's Clean Energy Future Plan.
The CSJP will provide over $982 million over six years (five years of funding) for targeted transitional assistance to the most fugitive emissions-intensive or 'gassy' coal mines to ease their transition to the introduction of a carbon price.
On 10 July 2011 the Government announced the Clean Energy Future Plan. The CSJP is a central element of the Government's comprehensive plan to move Australia to a clean energy future.
The Program will provide five years of funding over six years from 2011-12 to 2016-17.
Grants and funding
Details about successful applicants are provided on the Department's reporting requirements page.
Funding will be determined annually and is dependent on the mine's production relative to the base year, the mine's fugitive emissions and the overall funding available.
For more information about the Coal Sector Jobs Package please contact the Coal Sector Programs team at email@example.com.