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2016 Year in Review

April 2017

Read about Centennial's business and our 2015 performance in key areas that impact sustainability. View the 2016 Report here in Flipbook

Media Statement - Wollangambe River Clean-Up Underway

On Thursday, 2 July there was an environmental incident at Clarence Colliery.

Since the incident a specialist team has continued to oversee the clean up which to date has seen:

  • the erection of twenty-two (22) sediment fences
  • the holding cell wall repaired
  • over four hundred metres closest to the Wollangambe River cleaned up by hand
  • machinery introduced to complement the clean up by hand (in the area closest to the holding cell wall)


Centennial Coal (Centennial) is fully compliant with the EPA’s first ‘Clean-Up Notice’.


Media Statement Clarence

On Thursday 2nd July there was an environmental incident at Clarence Colliery.

The incident involved the overflow of material from a holding cell in the reject emplacement area. All relevant agencies and authorities were notified and Centennial has continued to work with these bodies. 

The priority continues to be minimising the impact to the environment and Centennial is achieving this through its management of the incident.

The twenty-two (22) sediment fences erected between the mine site and the Wollangambe River continue to be inspected daily, to prevent the movement of any further material.

Building Relationships

Building Relationships

Banpu Australia and Centennial Coal (Centennial) had the pleasure of hosting a team of delegates from the Royal Thai Consulate General (Sydney) on 26 November 2014.

Underground Boot an Industry Winner

Underground Boot an Industry Winner

Each year Centennial Coal participates, along with other miners from across New South Wales, in the NSW Minerals Council Health and Safety Innovation Awards.  Centennial took out the coveted 2014 innovation award with its underground mining boot.  Not just a boot, but a first of its kind - a “fit for purpose” boot, combining the best features of the leather boot and the gumboot.

Or Drought Proofing Lithgow

Drought Proofing Lithgow

Clarence Colliery (Clarence) has been supplementing Lithgow’s water supply for many, many years, 20 years in fact.  Water is drawn from underground at Clarence to enable the safe extraction of the coal, transferred and treated, before augmenting the town supply from Farmers Creek Dam.

Industry Accolades for Nathan Anderson

Industry Accolades for Nathan Andersen

Nathan Anderson, a Trainee Storeperson from Myuna Colliery, took out Young Achiever of the Year at the Australian Mining Prospect Awards, in November 2014.

The Hon Anthony Robert (Minister for Resources and Energy), Richard Gelson and Stephen Galilee (CEO of NSW Mining)

Centennial's Young Achiever

Joining Centennial Coal (Centennial) in 2009, Richard Gelson’s career has gone from strength to strength, with Richard recently recognised the industry’s Young Achiever of the Year, at the NSW Minerals Council’s 2014 Industry and Supplier Awards.

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.


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.