United Collieries currently operates a Community Consultative Committee (CCC) in accordance with the
Guideline for Establishing and Operating Community Consultative Committees for Mining Projects. The CCC consists of representatives from United Collieries, representatives from Singleton Council and representatives from the local community. According to the guidelines, the CCC meets at least twice per year.
The CCC enhances the relationship with the community by providing a formal forum for interaction between the community and mine management. The community representatives share information from meetings with the wider community and bring back items for discussion at the CCC meetings. The CCC reviews and provides advice on the environmental performance of the development.
Minutes are prepared for each meeting and distributed to all CCC members for comment prior to finalising, and are posted on this website. All action items arising from the meeting are recorded so that progress against these actions can be monitored at future meetings.
The mine representatives use the meetings as an opportunity to respond to any advice or recommendations the CCC may have in relation to the environmental management or performance of the development. Site inspections of the mine by the Committee are arranged on a regular basis, if required.
If members of the local community are interested in becoming a member on the United Collieries CCC or have any questions about the committee and it's role on site please do not hesitate to contact the site Environment and Community Coordinator, Sean Pigott on (02) 65 789 526 or 0400 238 506.