The Hunter Coal Festival would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors.
The NSW Minerals Council is proud to support the Hunter Coal Festival. There is strong support for mining in the Hunter Valley and we’re pleased that this event recognises the contribution of our world class miners to the economy and in the local community.
All of the Hunter’s mining operations are members of the NSW Minerals Council and together the NSW Minerals Council provides a united voice for its members and the mining families and supply businesses across the region.
The NSW Minerals Council’s latest annual member Expenditure Survey has found that in the last financial year the 28 participating mining companies directly injected $6.2 billion into the Hunter economy, supporting over 13,000 Hunter mining jobs and over 3,400 local mining supplier businesses.
Glencore is one of Australia’s largest coal producers with 17 operational mines – across New South Wales and Queensland.
We employ almost 10,000 Australians and in 2020 managed the production of 99 million tonnes of thermal and coking coal, predominantly for export. We are a strong supporter of regional communities. Since 2006, we have invested more than $91 million in partnerships across these communities, including $6 million in 2020. We have a strong safety and environmental performance and play an active role in the development of low emission coal technology.
Peabody is a leading coal producer, providing essential products to fuel baseload electricity for emerging and developed countries and creating the steel needed to build foundational infrastructure. Our commitment to sustainability underpins our activities today and helps to shape our strategy for the future
Coal Services is a Specialised Health and Safety Scheme that provides an integrated suite of services to help identify, assess, monitor and control many risks inherent in the New South Wales (NSW) coal mining industry.
Our preventative and responsive services are in the areas of occupational health and safety, workers compensation, mines rescue and training help to deliver on our purpose, ‘to protect’. We are owned by industry for industry, through the NSW Minerals Council and the CFMEU – Mining & Energy Division. Our purpose, vision and values are aligned to focus on the safety and health of our industry and its workers.
Mine Super is an industry super fund owned for the exclusive benefit of members. We are a public offer fund open to all Australians, with a strong history of helping deliver exceptional retirement outcomes to our members for the past 80 years. We’re dedicated to ensuring that each and every member is well looked after, with local representatives providing boots on the ground in mining communities across Australia.
Mine Super offers its members access to:
- Financial advice
Yancoal is a leading low-cost Australian coal exporter, producing a mix of premium thermal, semi-soft coking and PCI coals.
Since 2004, Yancoal has generated over $10 billion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for Australia and now owns, operates or participates in nine producing coal mines across NSW, Queensland and Western Australia. These operations support around 4,300 full time jobs, and in 2020 generated $506 million in government contributions and created an overall value-added impact of $8.0 billion for the Australian economy.
Yancoal is committed to the sustainability and prosperity of the local communities where we operate. We actively work with communities to identify organisations and projects that need support, especially those that could struggle to obtain funding. In 2020, Yancoal supported 135 organisations, donating $2.4 million to fund a range of activities and projects. Yancoal is also committed to the highest environmental standards and we regard ourselves as temporary stewards of the land during the mining process. Yancoal is committed to rehabilitating the land we mine and to managing biodiversity in the surrounding regions, with a view to creating assets that will benefit future generations after mining has ended. Since 2004, Yancoal has rehabilitated almost 3,900 hectares of previously disturbed land across our mine sites.
BHP is a world-leading resources company. We extract and process minerals, oil and gas, with more than 80,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. Our products are sold worldwide, with sales and marketing led through Singapore and Houston, United States. Our global headquarters are in Melbourne, Australia.
Mt Arthur Coal is one of the largest individual open cut coal production sites in the NSW Hunter Valley, owned and operated by BHP. Mt Arthur Coal is a state of the art mining operation which extracts quality thermal coal for export power generation. The operation is located south west of Muswellbrook and employs 1,500 employees, most of them who reside in Muswellbrook, Singleton and nearby areas in the Upper Hunter Shire.
Bengalla Mining Company is a joint venture between New Hope Group and Taipower.
We are a dragline, truck and excavator operation supplying high quality thermal coal to our international customers in Japan, China, Korea, India, Taiwan, Vietnam, Chile as well as our domestic customers since 1999.
We have consent to mine up to 15 Million tonnes per annum of ROM coal through to 2039. Bengalla’s coal is used for coal fired thermal power generation (90%) and also cement production, steel mills and petroleum businesses in Asia.
We strive to be a world class operation and valued supplier, employer and community partner. We are committed to local employment/procurement, with 90% of our workforce living locally, and we invest in our community through donations, sponsorships and partnerships to build a stronger and more sustainable community. We are proud to support and be involved in many community events such as The Upper Hunter Show, The Muswellbrook Regional Art Prize and The Blue Heeler Film Festival.
The Bloomfield Group is a proud and successful Australian mining and engineering group.
Australian owned and operated, Bloomfield has been part of the community for more than 80 years and now employs more than 600 local people. The Bloomfield Group operates two open-cut coal mines in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. These operations include Rix’s Creek Mine northwest of Singleton, and Bloomfield Mine east of Maitland.
MACH Energy Australia completed the acquisition of its first asset, the Mount Pleasant Operation, in August 2016. Characterised by high quality coals, a low-strip ratio and high-processing yield, Mount Pleasant contains some of the most attractive coal resources in the Hunter Valley.
MACH Energy recognises that high quality coal, like that produced at Mount Pleasant, is an important component in the transition to a lower carbon emissions world. With a strong awareness of our social and environmental impact we are committed to supporting our local community through events and sponsorship.
Malabar Resources is an independent Australian-owned resources company based in the Upper Hunter Valley. Our team is based locally on site at the Maxwell Infrastructure site, south of Muswellbrook. We are planning to create a sustainable long-term business through:
- The development of the long-life Maxwell Underground Mine that will produce predominantly steel-making coal;
- The development of our Maxwell Solar Farm on rehabilitated land;
- Transitioning and rehabilitating a former open cut mine site at the Maxwell Infrastructure site to renewable power generation and agricultural production; and
- Supporting local communities and maintaining partnerships with agricultural industries on the 8,700 hectares we own, including cattle operations, cropping, and the Merton Estate Vineyard, home of Small Forest Wines.
Our team is always around to answer questions and help where we can. You can reach us on 02 6542 0283 or visit our website for more information.
Thiess partners with its clients to deliver excellence in open cut and underground mining in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas. For more than 80 years, we’ve operated in diverse commodities, geologies, environments and cultures around the world.
We have a strong presence in New South Wales Hunter Valley, dating back to 1994, providing services at three mines and a maintenance workshop at Mt Thorley. We recognise the value that our role as a mining services provider is to contribute to sustainable, economic and social progress. We work with our clients to create significant social benefits through local employment and training, local procurement and engagement with community partnerships. Our teams participate in community life, supporting local initiatives that benefit Indigenous affairs, education and community liveability and wellbeing.
DK Heavy Plant Services Pty Ltd is the Hunter Valley’s one-stop shop for the maintenance, overhaul and rebuild of mining and industrial equipment. We can offer our services to clients in field or in our state of the art workshop facility located on Thomas Mitchell Drive in Muswellbrook. Formed in 2017 by David Komacha, DK Heavy Plant Services quickly grew from a small group of plant mechanics to the 24/7 operation we know today. This operation now offers not only mechanical services but also fabrication, line boring, electrical and drafting services.
The Hunter Coal Festival is an initiative of Singleton Business Chamber, in partnership with the Mining Industry and Community. The festival aims to highlight the value of the coal industry in Singleton, the wider Hunter region and the broader Australian community.
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