Illawarra Metallurgical Coal documents
Illawarra Metallurgical Coal in New South Wales, produces premium-quality, hard coking coal for steelmaking, which is transported within Australia and around the world
Our Illawarra Metallurgical Coal operations are in the Illawarra and Wollondilly regions of the southern coalfields of New South Wales, about 75 kilometres south of Sydney.
Steeped in coal mining history dating back more than 150 years, the region’s first coal mines opened in the early nineteenth century.
Soon after, collieries were developed to mine coal for the growing local steel industry and labourers settled into the area, bringing their families with them. Roads, schools and hospitals followed, and communities flourished.
It is a legacy etched into the way of life.
Our history of coal mining around these parts began in 1935 at Wongawilli Colliery.
Over the years we have modernised coal mining at Illawarra Metallurgical Coal making it safer and more efficient.
Our underground mines at Appin and Dendrobium produce premium-quality, hard coking coal for steelmaking. As a by-product, we also supply small amounts of energy coal.
Everything is processed at our coal preparation plants at West Cliff and Dendrobium, before being transported by road and rail down to Port Kembla in Wollongong. From there it is transported within Australia and around the world.
We also manage the Port Kembla Coal Terminal on behalf of a consortium of partners.
We’ve developed a portal with interactive maps to help our Illawarra Metallurgical Coal communities become better informed about our projects.Learn more
We're pleased to be a part of the community, working together on big projects and lending a hand when needed, and we're proud to support two community programs that will deliver long-term benefits.
We also have two groups dedicated to talk to the community about our operations.
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Having spent the majority of his career working in underground coal operations, including in the Illawarra during his early career, Peter brings to Illawarra Metallurgical Coal (IMC) extensive experience in managing longwall mines safely and productively. His vast experience as a senior leader across a range of functions and operations, including in functional production, health, safety and environmental positions, means he is well suited to manage the complexities of IMC’s operations.
Peter joined South32 from Compass Minerals where he was most recently Vice President Operations of the world’s largest underground salt mine in Goderich, Canada. Previous to his time with Compass Minerals, Peter held senior roles at Peabody Energy, Xstrata Coal and NSW Mines Rescue Service, overseeing significant safety and culture transformations.
Illawarra Metallurgical Coal
Port Kembla Coal Terminal
Port Kembla Road
Port Kembla, 2505
New South Wales
Phone: +61 2 4286 3000
Community Call Line: 1800 102 210