Opening a mine brings great opportunities for a local community. These opportunities include direct employment, benefits for local suppliers, skills training for young people and even improved infrastructure such as transportation.
A study in America* showed that a coal mine with 300 employees indirectly creates at least twice as many jobs in the region as employees have more disposable income than previously, which impacts on local spending with retail, leisure, construction etc. As with any change to a local area, there may be decisions that might not suit every individual, but it is our intention to develop a mine which brings significant benefits that the whole community can enjoy for many years to come.
View the menu to the left to find out specific information on what the mine will bring in terms of jobs and employment as well as how we will be managing the environmental impact, delivering on our health and safety responsibilities and how to become a supplier.
* The Economic Contributions of US Mining 2011 – Published 2013 National Mining Association