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2017 Sustainability Report

2017 Sustainability Report

Read about Centennial's 2017 performance in key areas. View the 2017 report here in pdf.

Angus Place Springvale Restructure Announcement

Angus Place Springvale Restructure Announcement

In response to the prolonged downturn in international coal markets, Centennial continues to review its business strategy in order to optimise and adapt its operations to prevailing economics and so maintain its unique position of strength within the Australian Coal Industry.

Newstan

Media Statement Newstan

Like other companies in the Australian (and global) mining sector, Centennial Coal (Centennial) has continued to review its business operations in response to changing market conditions.  The high A$/US$ exchange rate and low export prices continue to impact the Australian Black Coal Industry.  Over the past two years, in response to the prevailing economics affecting the coal industry generally, Centennial has focused on reducing costs and increasing productivity across the Group.

Representatives from Lithgow Community Private Hospital and Angus Place following a tour of centre

Angus Place Supporting Improved Local Health Care

The Angus Place Charity Fund (fund) recently contributed $10,000 to the Lithgow Community Private Hospital (LCPH) to assist with the upgrade of their Information Technology (IT) systems.  The fund is supported by Angus Place Mine employees, with the objective of providing financial assistance to worthy local organisations and people of the greater Lithgow community.

Airly Mine Reopening

Airly Mine Reopening

Centennial Coal (Centennial) will reopen its Airly Mine (Airly) at Capertee and utilise its experienced Charbon Colliery (Charbon) workforce.  Charbon after over 90 years of mining will deplete its coal reserves by 2015.  While open cut mining will continue until 2015 Charbon’s underground operations will cease next month.

Support for Peninsula Rural Fire Brigade

Support for Peninsula Rural Fire Brigade

Mandalong Mine has long worked with and supported the work of the Peninsula Rural Fire Brigade and so when a need to update the hose winders on the brigade’s main bush fire fighting vehicle arose, Mandalong was happy to help by contributing funds to install an electric winder retrofit kit.

Hunter-V-Tec

New 2014 Centennial Apprentices

This year Centennial Coal (Centennial), in conjunction with Hunter Valley Training Company (HVTC) and Skillset, has welcomed six new apprentices.

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Coal Market Implications

Like most other companies in the mining industry, Centennial Coal (“Centennial”) has continued to review its business operations in response to the ongoing economic downturn in the sector.  While the current economic downturn to some extent reflects the traditional cyclical nature of the mining business, the boom-driven growth in commodities over the past few years has burdened the industry with record high production costs.

School excursion

Rylstone Primary visits Charbon

Charbon Colliery recently welcomed 40 students from Rylstone Primary School to the Mine to learn more about the energy industry.

Blackalls PreScool kids

Garden Delight for Blackalls Park Preschool

A textural display of plants, stepping stones, woodchip and rocks now replaces a long slab of plain and unwelcoming concrete at Blackalls Park Preschool.

Newstan Colliery, in conjunction with contractors, SNK, helped Blackalls Park Preschool transform a once drab space into a lush and stimulating learning environment.