Location: Rosewood, Queensland
Operations: 1992 to present
Product: Thermal coal
Site status: Currently undergoing rehabilitation activities
Rehabilitation activities have been ongoing at the New Oakleigh site for a number of years already and this work will continue for some time to come.
A photo of the closed New Oakleigh site undergoing rehabilitation activities.
As a long-standing part of the local community, the team at West Moreton has continued to emphasise positive relationships and maintain open communication with neighbours and the broader community. This includes hosting community meetings throughout the year to provide input into environmental and operational performance. As the operations at New Oakleigh drew to a close, these meetings also address the rehabilitation program at the site. The team is also proud to get involved in fundraisers and volunteering throughout the year with a particular focus on the local region.
The company is an active supporter of the region through in both the good times, and the tough. We have supported multiple flood recovery efforts for both the 2011 and 2013 flood events. We also support local community groups on the ground through our Community Sponsorship and Donation Program, helping to make a difference in the local region.
West Moreton’s mining operations are undertaken on freehold land that is owned by the company. Progressive rehabilitation is a core part of the detailed Environmental Management Plan. Supported by an on-site environmental team, the group maintains the integrity of all operations.
- In 2002, Jeebropilly and New Oakleigh were awarded the ‘Excellence in Training in the Coal Sector’ award by the Queensland Mining Industry Training Advisory Body.
- In 2003, New Oakleigh was awarded the Mines Inspectorate ‘Most Improved Safety Management in Queensland – Southern Region‘ award by the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines.
- In 2012, New Hope won the ‘Ipswich Business of the Year’ Award