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We’re proud of our origins in the NSW Gunnedah Basin
We aim to see the benefits of our operations extend beyond our direct workforce and beyond the life of any single mine.
Today, around 75% of our workforce lives and works in the towns and regional centres immediately surrounding our operations and we play a significant role in sustaining and helping build capacity in these communities. Whether it be through salaries and wages, spending with local suppliers, payments to councils or discretionary donations and sponsorships, we have always believed local communities should be the disproportionate beneficiaries of our presence and have taken care to put this belief into action as we have grown.
Beyond this, we also aim to educate and build understanding amongst people in our region, including through community drop-in sessions, local supplier briefings, participation in local business forums, mine open days and tours, school engagement, and more.
of workforce based
in regional areas
in donations and
sponsorships in FY20
spent with local suppliers
Our community and
Identify, develop and operate high-quality, long-life, lower-cost coal projects
Promote local economic growth and sustainability through permanent job creation and local procurement
Help build local community capacity and viability through direct and indirect intergenerational investment in education, health, skills and infrastructure
Instill community trust through responsible environmental stewardship and community partnerships
Leave an economic and social legacy that outlives mining operations
to North West NSW in FY20
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& VPA payments$1.5m
& VPA payments$1.3m
& VPA payments$0.01m
Liverpool Plains LGA
& VPA payments$0.4m
Learn about our approach to environmental management.Learn more
Find out about our work with Indigenous people connected to the land where we operate.Learn more
Donations & sponsorships
Find out how to apply for a donation or sponsorship from Whitehaven Coal.Learn more