Moolarben Coal in the Community
Moolarben Coal is committed to actively supporting the community throughout the Mid-Western Regional Council district. By creating employment and training opportunities and relying on local contractors and services providers, Moolarben Coal is a major economic contributor to the region.
Moolarben Coal is proud of its Community Support Program, which has distributed over $1 million in community grants and sponsorships since 2010.
Moolarben Coal engages with the local community through regular Community Consultative Committee meetings, newsletters and the local media.
Community Support Program
Since 2010, Moolarben Coal’s Community Support Program has distributed over $1 million in community grants and sponsorships. Through the program, Moolarben has helped local initiatives across a range of areas, including education, environment, health and safety, the arts, sport and research.
*Note there is only one round of funding open per year.
Applications for the 2022 Community Support Program are now Open and will close on Friday the 5th of November 2021.
Application Form and Guidelines can be downloaded here:
Community Consultative Committee
Moolarben Coal operates a Community Consultative Committee (CCC). The CCC generally meets four times per year, and aims to keep the community informed about mine progress and provide a forum for open discussion between Moolarben Coal representatives, the community, Mid-Western Regional Council and other stakeholders. The scope of the CCC meetings includes Stages 1 & 2 of the project, environmental performance and community relations.
The CCC has an independent Chairperson endorsed by the Department of Planning and Environment who is paid by Moolarben Coal.
CCC meeting minutes can be found here.
Minutes from CCC meetings held prior to 2013 can be requested via the Contact Us page.
Names, credentials and contact details of CCC members can be viewed here.
Moolarben Coal is investigating options to extend the current open-cut operations at the site. For more information please visit the Extension Projects page.