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PLATINUM

Glencore - www.glencore.com
 

Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies. The Group’s industrial and marketing activities are supported by a global network of more than 90 offices located in over 50 countries. Glencore’s operations comprise over 150 mining and metallurgical sites, offshore oil production assets, farms and agricultural facilities, employing approximately 180,000 people, including contractors. Glencore’s coal business is one of Australia’s largest coal producers with 13 mining complexes across NSW and Queensland. Headquartered in the Hunter Valley, we employ almost 8000 Australians and in 2015 managed the production of more than 92 million tonnes of thermal and coking coal, predominantly for export. We have a strong safety and environmental performance and play an active role in the development of low emission coal technology. 


Whitehaven - www.whitehavennews.com.au

Whitehaven is the emerging force in the Australian coal mining industry. We are the leading coal producer in NSW’s Gunnedah Basin. Our vision is to be Australia’s leading independent coal company. We are delivering on plans to double 2014 production to achieve sales of 23Mtpa on a 100% basis by FY2018. The principal activities of the Group are exploration, project evaluation, project development and coal mining activities in New South Wales’ Gunnedah Basin. Whitehaven Coal owns four open cut mines (Maules Creek, Werris Creek, Tarrawonga and Rocglen), one large underground mine (Narrabri) and operates a Coal Handling and Processing Plant at Gunnedah.

Our coal travels from the Gunnedah Basin by rail to the Port of Newcastle before being shipped to our customers mostly in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India. Whitehaven Coal’s principal products are high quality, high energy, low ash and low sulphur thermal coal and metallurgical coals used in the production of steel. High margin metallurgical coal production could exceed 40% of total production when Maules Creek is fully ramped post FY2018. As the single largest employer in the Gunnedah Basin, Whitehaven makes a significant contribution to the local community.

 

GOLD

Centennial Coal - www.centennialcoal.com.au 

Centennial Coal (Centennial) is a large underground coal producers in NSW and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Banpu Public Company Limited (Banpu); Pan-Asia’s largest independent coal group. Centennial supplies coal to domestic and export markets and fuels approximately. 40% of NSW’s coal fired electricity. Centennial operates five mines in NSW, in Lake Macquarie and the western coalfields near Lithgow, and employs 1,400. We will not compromise on safety. We seek zero harm to our people and expect strong safety leadership. We aim to continue enhancing the environmental management of our operations while building, developing and maintaining strong community relations.


LD Operations - www.ldo.com.au

LDO Group is a private contract coal mining company providing innovative specialist services to the coal industry Australia wide. It is registered with Australian Securities Investments Commission (ASIC). Since its inception in 2005 the Company has focused on securing its future through portfolio management including acquisitions, diversified interests and targeted business opportunities. It has established dedicated business divisions that together offer a complete range of specialised services for the coal mining industry. We have a proven track record in the establishment, operation and management of underground coal mines. We are the Statutory Operator of Chain Valley and Mannering Collieries and previously held this position at Cook, Mt Arthur and Narrabri Mines.


Mine Safety Advisory Council - www.nswminesafety.com.au

The NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) was established in 1998 following recommendations made in the Mine Safety Review and Gretley Inquiry. MSAC provides the NSW Minister for Resources and Energy with advice on critical work, health and safety (WHS) issues of importance to the NSW government. The Minister refers these matters to MSAC for consideration and requests advice on appropriate ways to foster improved WHS performance in the mining and extractives industry.
 

SILVER

Coal Services - www.coalservices.com.au

Coal Services is an industry owned organisation committed to partnering with customers and stakeholders to provide critical health, safety, environment and insurance solutions and expertise to the NSW coal mining industry. These critical services support workers, employers and communities and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to maintaining a safe workplace and a healthy workforce. Coal Services has statutory functions, as outlined within the NSW Coal Industry Act 2001. These functions include the provision of workers compensation, occupational health and rehabilitation services, the collection of statistics and the provision of mines rescue emergency services and training to the NSW coal industry.

 

Indemitsu Australia Resources - www.idemitsu.com.au

Idemitsu Australia Resources (IAR) has been operating in Australia since 1978 and owns coal mining operations throughout Queensland and New South Wales. IAR is an Australian subsidiary of Japanese company, Idemitsu Kosan Co.Ltd.(www.Idemitsu.com), which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and adheres to its statutory reporting requirements for shareholders. IAR was previously known as Idemitsu Muswellbrook Coal Company Ltd and Apollo Resources Pty Ltd, before being renamed in 2007. In all our operations, we remain committed to the safety and wellbeing of our people, working with local communities, and ensuring the sustainability of the environment. We maintain Australian industry regulations and adhere to rigorous approval requirements. With a robust management approach across our assets, IAR is focused on delivering operational outcomes safely, efficiently and in a cost effective manner. IAR is proud to play a proactive role in Australia’s coal mining industry, participating in the Queensland Resources Council, the New South Wales Minerals Council and Minerals Council Australia Indemitsu Australia Resources (IAR) and our parent company, Indemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. practice the philosophy of 'respect for human beings.'


Rio Tinto Coal & Allied - www.coalandallied.com.au

Rio Tinto Coal Australia is one of Australia's leading mining organisations, with a highly successful record in the development and management of world-class open cut and underground coal operations in New South Wales and Queensland. In NSW, we manage Coal & Allied’s three open cut coal operations in the Hunter Valley: Bengalla mine, Hunter Valley Operations and Mount Thorley Warkworth. Our 3500 strong NSW workforce help produce thermal coal for a variety of international customers in countries that include Japan, Thailand and Taiwan.

Yancoal - www.yancoal.com.au

Yancoal Australia Ltd (Yancoal) is one of Australia’s largest and leading coal miners, producing approximately 16 million tonnes Run of Mine (ROM) thermal and metallurgical coal per annum for export into international markets. Operating eight sites across the regions of New South Wales and Queensland with interests in two ports, Yancoal currently employs approximately 2000 people, sourcing the majority of its people from the local communities in which it operates. Listed on the Australian stock exchange, Yancoal also manages the Cameby Downs and Premier coal mines in Queensland and Western Australia respectively, on behalf of its majority shareholder Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited (Yanzhou).


NSW Department of Industry - www.industry.nsw.gov.au

The NSW Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development (known as the NSW Department of Industry) leads the state government's contribution to making NSW:
  • A fertile place to invest and to produce goods and services, and thereby
  • Create jobs and opportunities for our citizens
We support all areas of economic activity where NSW has competitive strengths. We also have responsibilities for:
  • Skill formation and development to match industry demand
  • Partnering with stakeholders in stewardship and sustainable use of the state's natural resources; and
  • Supporting economic growth in the regions.
Our strategies are built on close relationships to understand industry's needs. We deliver a wide range of training and specialist advisory services; and we help to secure efficient and dependable government decision-making that contributes to business confidence.
 
We measure our success by the:
  • Growth in quantity of employment and the value of output; and the
  • Competitiveness and sustainability of industries in NSW.

BRONZE

Yancoal - www.yancoal.com.au

Yancoal Australia Ltd (Yancoal) is one of Australia’s largest and leading coal miners, producing approximately 16 million tonnes Run of Mine (ROM) thermal and metallurgical coal per annum for export into international markets. Operating eight sites across the regions of New South Wales and Queensland with interests in two ports, Yancoal currently employs approximately 2000 people, sourcing the majority of its people from the local communities in which it operates. Listed on the Australian stock exchange, Yancoal also manages the Cameby Downs and Premier coal mines in Queensland and Western Australia respectively, on behalf of its majority shareholder Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited (Yanzhou).
 

McCullough Robertson - www.mccullough.com.au

Leading independent Australian law firm McCullough Robertson has a dedicated Resources Group, which operates around a whole of business approach ensuring seamless legal services are on hand from the project development phase through to operation and expansion.
Their lawyers travel regularly to the regions and have formed deep and long-lasting relationships with clients, including some of the world’s largest and most active resource companies. With one of the largest groups of resources specialist lawyers of any legal firm in Australia, they know your market intimately and can assist you to achieve your goals, working with you every step of the way. The scope of their capabilities is matched by the strength of their reputation for delivering first class legal solutions.
 
The value difference they bring is:
1. A strong pioneering history negotiating the complex legal landscape of the Australian resources sector
2. A committed, connected and commercially focused team available when you need them either on site or at their Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane and Melbourne offices, and
3. Whole-of-project solutions from structuring and establishment through to operations.


Evolution Miningwww.evolutionmining.com.au

Evolution Mining is a leading, growth-focused Australian gold company. It owns and operates seven gold mines located in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia. Group gold production for FY16 is expected to be approximately 800,000 ounces at an All-in Sustaining Cost of A$1,000 per ounce. Evolution has guided FY17 Group gold production of 800,000 – 860,000 ounces at an All-in Sustaining Cost of A$985 – A$1,045 per ounce. Evolution Mining was created in late 2011 to form a mid-tier Australian gold producer through the merger of Catalpa Resources Ltd and Conquest Mining Ltd and the concurrent acquisition of Newcrest Mining’s interests in the Cracow and Mt Rawdon mines. The Company has continued to grow through acquisition, completing the acquisition of Cowal in July 2015 and Mungari in August 2015. Evolution has a reputation for consistency and reliability. It has a track record of consistently achieving production and cash cost guidance. As a result of our achievements, Evolution has been announced as winner of Best Asia-Pacific Mining Deal at Mines and Money Hong Kong (April 2016) and winner of 8th Annual International M&A awards (April 2016).


The Bloomfield Group - www.bloomcoll.com.au

The Bloomfield Group is Australian owned and operated and has interests in mining and engineering in the Hunter Valley, NSW. In business for 79 years, Bloomfield employs around 500 people and operates two open-cut mines; Bloomfield Mine at East Maitland (40 mins from Newcastle) and Rix’s Creek Mine, 5km northwest of Singleton, NSW. Coal from both sites is railed to Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS), of which Bloomfield is a founding member and current shareholder. The company’s engineering businesses include Four Mile Engineering at East Maitland and Kings Engineering in Rutherford and Lithgow. The group also has equity positions in companies specialising in renewable energies, recycling and biofuel production.


BHP Biliton www.bhpbilliton.com

We are a leading global resources company. Our purpose is to create long-term shareholder value through the discovery, acquisition, development and marketing of natural resources. Across our global operations, we are committed to working in ways that are true to Our BHP Billiton Charter values of Sustainability, Integrity, Respect, Performance, Simplicity and Accountability. When we do, we continue to build on our success today and for tomorrow. We are among the world’s largest producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium, and have substantial interests in conventional and unconventional oil and gas and energy coal. Our unrivalled portfolio of high quality growth opportunities will ensure we continue to meet the changing needs of our customers and the resources demand of emerging economies at every stage of their growth. The diversification of the BHP Billiton portfolio continues to be our defining attribute. The quality of our people, our asset base and our unchanged strategy of owning and operating large, long-life, low-cost, expandable, upstream assets diversified by commodity, geography and market, together with our ability and commitment to investing through the cycle and delivering projects on budget and to schedule, is what sets us apart from our peers. 


Umwelt - 
www.umwelt.com.au

We have over 20 years of experience in environmental and social consulting, successfully completing over 3,000 projects across Australia in the public and private sectors, incorporating infrastructure, mining, industrial, urban development, defence, and state and commonwealth government sectors. Umwelt was founded in 1993 by Peter Jamieson as Director. Barbara Crossley joined Peter as Director in 1994 and since that time the Umwelt team have grown to over 100 professionals nationwide. The expertise of the organisation is as diverse as it is extensive, with many of the team being leaders in their fields of expertise. After 20 years of gathering the right expertise and a strong internal focus on nurturing skills, Umwelt has developed into a well-respected company with a reputation for producing high-quality outcomes and offering flexible services tailored to the needs of our clients.


Coal Services - www.coalservices.com.au

Coal Services is an industry owned organisation committed to partnering with customers and stakeholders to provide critical health, safety, environment and insurance solutions and expertise to the NSW coal mining industry. These critical services support workers, employers and communities and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to maintaining a safe workplace and a healthy workforce. Coal Services has statutory functions, as outlined within the NSW Coal Industry Act 2001. These functions include the provision of workers compensation, occupational health and rehabilitation services, the collection of statistics and the provision of mines rescue emergency services and training to the NSW coal industry.

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