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24 Dec 2015

Anglo American plc (“Anglo American”) announces that it has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) (and agreed to enter into a related Royalty Deed) with Australian Pacific Coal Limited (“AQC”) as guarantor and a subsidiary of AQC as purchaser to sell its 83.33% interest in the Dartbrook Coal Mine (“Dartbrook”) in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia.

21 Dec 2015

Anglo American’s Grasstree mine has smashed Australian underground coal production records by achieving 10 million tonnes of run of mine (ROM) coal in 2015.

27 Nov 2015

500 Hunter Valley mineworkers no longer have a job following the Planning Assessment Commission’s (PAC) review of the Drayton South project and its recommendation the project should not proceed.

24 Nov 2015

Children at the Simply Sunshine Childcare Centre will now play and learn in a safer and better equipped environment following the recent upgrade to the centre’s facilities thanks to a $60,000 donation from Anglo American.

19 Nov 2015

Anglo American has helped Moranbah State High School students take a greater interest in reading and writing by sponsoring the school’s ‘Reading the Game’ initiative, a literacy program for Year 10 male students based around Rugby League. 

12 Nov 2015

This week Anglo American was delighted to host an action-packed two-day tour with Brisbane Broncos star Josh McGuire to schools, community groups and rugby league clubs in Moranbah. 

05 Nov 2015

Anglo American’s Moranbah North mine has become the first mine in Australia to be named Coal Mine of the Year for a third time after taking out the award at the prestigious 12th annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards held in Sydney on Friday 30 October. 

14 Oct 2015

On Wednesday 7 October Dawson mine opened its doors to local school students and family members of employees and contractors for a special celebration to mark Anglo American’s Global Safety Day 2015.

15 Sep 2015

To Anglo American, safety stretches further than the mine site and last week we demonstrated our wider safety commitment by proudly donating $100,000 towards the construction of a new telecommunications tower in Clarke Creek, QLD. 

10 Sep 2015

Anglo American Australia’s Chairman, Mr Graham Bradley AM, will this morning ask the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) to judge the Drayton South Project on its merits and fact, not unsubstantiated claims.

24 Aug 2015

Anglo American today welcomed the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s (DPE) preliminary recommendation the Drayton South project be approved.

11 Aug 2015

More than 2000 community members flocked to the Drayton South Community BBQ at the Muswellbrook Showgrounds on Sunday 9 August to show their support for the critical project and enjoy an action-packed day of entertainment and activities.

03 Aug 2015

On 30 July Anglo American continued its proud tradition of celebrating Indigenous culture in our mining communities by bringing members of the much loved Brisbane Broncos Rugby League team to Middlemount for the annual Indigenous All Stars Vs Middlemount All Stars football match.

30 Jul 2015

Anglo American is delighted to host star Brisbane Broncos player Josh McGuire and members of the Broncos Game Development team in Middlemount today to kick off an action-packed two day visit to the region as part of the Anglo American Broncos Regional Tour program.

29 Jul 2015

Anglo American’s Drayton mine helped the Hunter Valley community celebrate the 10th annual Winery Running Festival on Sunday 26 July as an official sponsor of the event which was held in the vineyards of Pokolbin.

03 Jul 2015

Anglo American’s Dawson mine has celebrated the outstanding achievements and contribution made by its apprentices at the Dawson Apprentice Awards held on 9 June in conjunction with the Gladstone Area Group Apprentice Limited (GAGAL). 

11 Jun 2015

Anglo American has written to the NSW Government offering a binding agreement that will exclude Anglo American from seeking to carry out any further open cut coal mining at the Drayton South site beyond the southern and western extremities of the proposal currently on public exhibition.

10 Jun 2015

Anglo American’s Callide mine has proudly donated $4950 to help the recovery effort at Thangool State School, south of Biloela, which received extensive damage after Cyclone Marcia tore through the region in February.

05 Jun 2015

Leading economists agree Anglo American’s Drayton South Project will deliver hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties and taxes to the NSW and Australian Governments, and continue employment of up to 500 people and increase regional output in the Hunter Valley.

28 May 2015

Visitors of all ages had the chance to get behind the controls of dozer and grader simulators at the Anglo American exhibit at the Callide Valley Show on 15 and 16 June.

26 May 2015

Anglo American has proudly confirmed its commitment to supporting local equestrian sports in the Upper Hunter by sponsoring the Scone Equestrian Vaulting Team and the 5th annual Equestrian Vaulting competition held in Scone earlier this month.

25 May 2015

Anglo American unveiled a memorial plaque and building dedication at the new Grosvenor mine last month to honour the memory and legacy of Senior Project Manager Byron Higgins.

15 May 2015

Two independent equine health experts have endorsed an assessment of Anglo American’s Drayton South proposal which found the project will have no adverse effects on the health of horses at neighbouring studs.

15 May 2015

Anglo American has welcomed confirmation from the New South Wales Government that the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the critical Drayton South coal project is now on public exhibition.

01 May 2015

On Friday 1 May Anglo American’s Callide mine will join local firefighters to host a community BBQ in support of the riders travelling through Biloela as part of the 2015 Bike 4 Burns charity ride.

28 Apr 2015

Today, Anglo American hosted the Hon Michael Baird, Premier of New South Wales, and the Hon Robert Stokes, Minister for Planning, to the Drayton South site to show first-hand the strong commitment to coexistence which will mean zero impacts on neighbouring studs from mining operations.

27 Apr 2015

Anglo American’s Moranbah North mine has strengthened its commitment to supporting the local community by partnering with several local businesses to host an 80s inspired evening of entertainment on 28 March to raise much needed funds for a local day care centre.

27 Apr 2015

Anglo American’s commitment to sustainable final land use was reaffirmed this month with the launch of a livestock grazing trial on 49.6 hectares of rehabilitated mine land at Dartbrook.

23 Apr 2015

Middlemount Youth Support and the Junior Motocross Club were among 10 Middlemount community initiatives selected in the first round of Anglo American’s Social Investment and Donation program announced in March.

22 Apr 2015

More than 500 community members gathered in Simpson Park Muswellbrook over the weekend to enjoy a great range of entertainment, fundraising initiatives and a community BBQ in support of Anglo American’s Drayton South project.

22 Apr 2015

Historical mysteries of the Upper Hunter were uncovered over the weekend as part of Heritage Week celebrations held at the Old Kayuga Cemetery on Anglo American’s Dartbrook mine site.

10 Apr 2015

Anglo American is delighted to open up the historic Old Kayuga Cemetery to the public on the Dartbrook mine site in the Hunter Valley as part of Heritage Week, a national celebration of Australia’s unique and shared heritage next weekend.

01 Apr 2015

In a generous show of support for local cancer support programs, Anglo American's Drayton mine has made a $10,000 donation to the Cancer Council NSW's Muswellbrook Relay for Life event held over the weekend.

25 Mar 2015

More than 500 community members descended on Town Head Park in Singleton last Saturday for a community BBQ hosted by Anglo American's Drayton mine which raised more than $25,000 for local charities and community groups.

25 Mar 2015

On Thursday 12 March, team members from Anglo American's Callide and Dawson mines attended the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy's (QMEA) Expand your Min(e)d event at Moura State High School to help mentor local high school students.

25 Mar 2015

Four Anglo American Dawson team members bravely went under the razer on Friday 13 March for the Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave, raising more than $6,400 in much-needed funds for blood cancer support and research.

25 Mar 2015

On Monday 2 March Anglo American’s Capcoal operations welcomed five new apprentices to site following a competitive recruitment process held in Middlemount earlier this year.

16 Mar 2015

Last week, over 300 Hunter Valley students and junior football players had the opportunity to meet star Brisbane Broncos players during a jammed-packed two day visit to one of Anglo American’s important mining communities.

03 Mar 2015

Anglo American’s flagship Grosvenor metallurgical coal project hit another milestone this month with the first coal sale loaded on the MV Spring Aeolian bound for India.

27 Feb 2015

Just after midnight on Tuesday 10 February, 160 metres below the ground, Anglo American’s Grosvenor team saw the spectacular entrance of the tunnel boring machine (TBM) as it broke through to complete the people and equipment tunnel for the new underground mine near Moranbah in the Bowen Basin.

27 Feb 2015

Last Saturday Anglo American’s Drayton mine team hosted a community BBQ at Simpson Park in Muswellbrook as they began consultation on the new Drayton South project application which has been developed to provide 500 jobs and ongoing opportunities for local businesses while continuing to contribute to local schools, sporting teams and clubs.

27 Feb 2015

February saw four new apprentices welcomed to Anglo American’s Callide mine in Bilolela where they will spend the next four years learning their trades in the real world of mining.

13 Feb 2015

Anglo American today announced that it had concluded a review of its Australian coal portfolio and would be selling its ownership interests in two open cut coal operations ‒ its 51% stake in Dawson mine near Moura and 70% stake in Foxleigh mine near Middlemount, both in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

11 Feb 2015

Employees at Anglo American’s Drayton mine were today notified that following a review of the remaining resources at the Hunter Valley mine site and the lack of certainty for Drayton South, reductions to the workforce would be necessary and some redundancies would occur.

16 Jan 2015

Yesterday Anglo American was delighted to join with members of the Upper Hunter Shire Council and local community and attend the official opening of the Deen City Skate Park in Aberdeen.

14 Jan 2015

Anglo American teamed up with Isaac Regional Council to keep the streets of Middlemount spotless with the purchase of an impressive new addition to the plant fleet.

14 Jan 2015

Anglo American’s Moranbah North mine has proudly confirmed its platinum partnership sponsorship of the RACQ Central Queensland Rescue Service for the second year running.

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