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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.

75%

of workforce based
in regional areas

$412k

in donations and
sponsorships in FY20

$365m

spent with local suppliers
in FY20

Our community and
social compact

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

Supporting local business

We’re a proud participant in our local business communities.

To find out more about the local business chambers we are members of, click the links below.

Economic contribution
to North West NSW in FY20

Narrabri
LGA

Gunnedah
LGA

Tamworth
LGA

Liverpool
Plains LGA

Gunnedah
Coal Basin

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Narrabri LGA

Wages and
salaries$35.7m

Number of
suppliers89

Procurement
spend$53.7m

Council rates
& VPA payments$1.5m

Gunnedah LGA

Wages and
salaries$63.9m

Number of
suppliers145

Procurement
spend$276.7m

Council rates
& VPA payments$1.3m

Tamworth LGA

Wages and
salaries$18.8m

Number of
suppliers80

Procurement
spend$32.1m

Council rates
& VPA payments$0.01m

Liverpool Plains LGA

Wages and
salaries$8.0m

Number of
suppliers22

Procurement
spend$2.9m

Council rates
& VPA payments$0.4m

Environment

Learn about our approach to environmental management.

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Indigenous engagement

Find out about our work with Indigenous people connected to the land where we operate.

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Donations & sponsorships

Find out how to apply for a donation or sponsorship from Whitehaven Coal.

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