Community and government department feedback on our plans to continue mining at Tahmoor for another 13 years has led to some valuable improvements in outcomes for the local environment and the community.
The Tahmoor South extension will generate around $162 million for the local area in terms of wages, council rates and local business incomes – that’s more than twice the entire annual budget of Wollondilly Shire Council.
The mine has been an important community partner for over 40 years. It provides high quality coking coal underpinning Australian steelmaking in Port Kembla and Whyalla in South Australia.
Steel is an essential component to a number of critical industries including the manufacture of renewable energy products.
Expected benefits of the revised plan:
- $162 million benefit in Wollondilly wages, rates and business incomes.
- 24% reduction in number of existing dwelling located directly above mining operations.
- 74% reduction in rejects emplacement footprint protecting native animals and plants.
- +90% of dwellings in proposed mining area deemed to have zero to low subsidence.
- +400 jobs secured for a further 13 years – delivering benefit to the region.
- +175 jobs created during construction phase.