This month we celebrated the official opening of New Hope Group’s New Acland Mine Stage 3 and the reopening of Bowen Coking Coal’s Burton Complex.
We all know the economic benefits these mines will bring. Hundreds of jobs for locals and a ton of new business for local suppliers, guaranteeing the regions these mines operate in will be economically boosted for years to come.
Then there’s the big bucks in royalties that will go towards supporting the wellbeing of every single Australian, helping pay for roads, schools, and hospitals.
But’s what’s much more difficult to calculate is the countless other ways they will contribute to the communities they operate in. Just like every single other mine in operation does.
How do coal mines benefit our communities you ask? Well, turn any page, read a story, and find out.