Analysis

Leigh Creek for sale after Alinta Energy closes coal mine

The purpose-built town of Leigh Creek in South Australia's Flinders Ranges is facing an uncertain future after Alinta Energy’s coal mine it was created to support closed down in late 2015. Two power stations in Pt Augusta fed by the mine are also set to close.

The State Government is searching for investors and new industries for the town and is considering leasing or selling it. It said it is possible that there may be a operator who choose to work on the mine site, but there are other opportunities.