Bargo and Wollondilly Shire - Your Voice Matters

Tahmoor Colliery underground image

Over the last couple of months, we have received your feedback and made significant changes to our mine plan. A summary of these changes is outlined below.

Our commitment to you is to operate the mine responsibly, taking care of the community and environment. In these uncertain times, having jobs and a stable industry in our area is important. We are asking for your support as we progress through the planning approvals process.

Email Andrew Rode at Planning NSW Andrew.rode@planning.nsw.gov.au

Subsidence
We have removed two longwall sections from our mine plan, effectively removing mining activity from the Bargo township. This will reduce the total number of dwellings mined beneath by over 80%.

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Jobs and economic benefits

The new mine plan will secure the 400 current jobs and hundreds of indirect jobs for the next 10 years. It will also provide around 170 jobs during the two-year construction phase.

It will also have a net economic benefit of $664.9 million, with $137.5 million spent in the local shire, $32.5 million expected to be spent with local suppliers and $4.7 million in council rates.

Making things right
If a homeowner was to experience subsidence effects to their home or water resources such as bores, we will work with the NSW regulator to ensure their home/property is returned to its original condition.

Water
Installation of the new advanced water treatment plant to serve existing operations as well as the planned Tahmoor South Project. This will further improve the quality of the water released from the mine. The reduced mining footprint will also reduce impacts on local water resources like bores.

Community
The mine will continue to participate in important community initiatives such as the Love the Dilly campaign, and continue the strong partnerships with local schools, businesses and sporting teams where possible.

No Mine at Bargo Campaign
The No Mine at Bargo Campaign has also provided feedback to us which we have taken into account with this new plan. As mentioned, we have largely removed all mining activity from the Bargo township.

What happens if the mine plan isn’t approved?

Without approval of the proposed Tahmoor South extension later this year, the Tahmoor mine’s substantial contributions to the local and state economy and its important place as a major source of local employment over the last 40 years will come to end when the existing Tahmoor North operations cease production within the next 18 months.

We need your support

Our commitment to you is to operate the mine responsibly, taking care of the community and environment. In these uncertain times, having jobs and a stable industry in our area is important. We are asking for your support as we progress through the planning approvals process.