Illawarra Metallurgical Coal in the southern coalfields of New South Wales, produces high-quality metallurgical coal used for steelmaking, which is shipped around Australia and around the world.
Our Illawarra Metallurgical Coal operation is in the southern coalfields of New South Wales, near the city Wollongong and about 75 kilometres south of Sydney.
Few other regions have a mining history quite like Illawarra, which dates back more than 150 years.
The first shaft mines were sunk here as early as the nineteenth century. Soon after, collieries were built 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 local way of life.
We’ve been operating around these parts since 1935, more than 80 years, with the purchase of 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 high quality metallurgical coal used for steelmaking. As a by-product, we also supply small amounts of coal for energy.
Everything is processed at our plants at West Cliff and Dendrobium, before being transported by road and rail down to Port Kembla in Woolongong. From there it is shipped off around Australia-and the world.
We also look after the Port Kembla Coal Terminal.
We've helped provide the community with a pedestrian and cycle pathway network, giving locals a much safer and healthier way to get around.See case study
We're pleased to be a part of the community, working together on big projects and lending a hand when needed.
Every year we give more than AU$1 million to local efforts that benefit the people of Illawarra and Wollindilly.
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.
We’re pleased to be working with Landcare Australia to help young people’s understanding of biodiversity.Read more
We've allocated land for the conservation and care of koalas and other animals in Illawarra.Read more
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Lucas has more than 18 years of experience leading organisations within the resources sector, across a range of commodities including coal, manganese, copper, lead and silver. A mining engineering graduate from the University of Queensland, Lucas has worked extensively across technical, business planning and operational roles, including Asset President of BMA’s operations in Queensland and BHP Head of Group HSEC.