Southern Coalfields Ventilation Shaft
The Southern Coalfields Ventilation Shaft (SCVS) was constructed at a mine, 45km north-west of Wollongong. The new 5m finished diameter (6.2m drilled) shaft is the largest of its type ever blind bored in Australia and reaches new mine workings at a depth of 523m.
The completed shaft is smooth and fully lined with steel/concrete composite liners that are hydrostatically sealed. The shaft lining is designed to meet the mine ventilation requirements for a service life of 20 years.