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We believe the local community should be the main beneficiary of our presence

We’re focused on building local prosperity, improving quality of life, and ensuring our regional towns thrive – so the benefits of our presence go beyond our workforce and beyond the life of any single mine. Ultimately, our compact is to leave an economic and social legacy that outlives our mining operations, and lives on in the areas of education, health, skills and infrastructure.

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

Stakeholder Engagement and
Community Investment Strategy

We are committed to respectful and meaningful engagement with all stakeholders and to operating with openness and transparency.

We firmly believe the local community should be the main beneficiary of our presence and are focused on building local prosperity, improving quality of life, and ensuring our regional towns thrive – and our Stakeholder Engagement and Community Investment Strategy 2021-23 is our roadmap to achieving this.

Modelled on the International Association for Public Participation framework, the Strategy brings a new level of commitment to best practice community engagement and incorporates ideas and feedback raised by our stakeholders. Specifically, the Strategy: makes clear our commitment to the local community and region; explains our operations in context; incorporates feedback received over time; and communicates how we are addressing feedback by sharing some of our plans for future community activities and investment.

We’ll review our progress annually and make changes as required, while continuing to check-in regularly with the community. Send us your feedback at community@whitehavencoal.com.au

SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES
FY21 community contribution

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.

SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES

Economic contribution
to North West NSW in FY21

Narrabri
LGA

Gunnedah
LGA

Tamworth
LGA

Liverpool
Plains LGA

Gunnedah
Coal Basin

Narrabri LGA

Wages and
salaries$46.9m

Number of
suppliers81

Procurement
spend$47.5m

Council rates
& VPA payments$1.7m

Gunnedah LGA

Wages and
salaries$66.6m

Number of
suppliers139

Procurement
spend$270.2m

Council rates
& VPA payments$1.5m

Tamworth LGA

Wages and
salaries$19m

Number of
suppliers73

Procurement
spend$23.8m

Council rates
& VPA payments$0.02m

Liverpool Plains LGA

Wages and
salaries$9.2m

Number of
suppliers17

Procurement
spend$2.6m

Council rates
& VPA payments$0.5m

Donations & sponsorships

We take great pride in our long-standing links with local communities, including the fact the majority of our people live in the local areas around our operations, and we are pleased to support a range of charities and community organisations. Find out more about our donations and sponsorship guidelines, including how to apply.

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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Health & safety

Find out how safety is a cornerstone aspect of out operations and performance.

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