Member: South32, Illawarra Metallurgical Coal
Contact: Ben Fitzsimmons
Position: Principal Community Engagement (Projects)
Phone: 0448 806 450
Illawarra Metallurgical Coal in New South Wales, produces high-quality metallurgical coal used for steelmaking, which is shipped around Australia and around the world.
History and location
Our Illawarra Metallurgical Coal operations are in the Illawarra and Wollondilly regions of the southern coalfields of New South Wales, about 75 kilometres south of Sydney.
Steeped in coal mining history dating back more than 150 years, the region’s first coal mines opened in the early nineteenth century.
Soon after, collieries were developed to mine coal for the growing local steel industry and labourers settled into the area, bringing their families with them. Roads, schools and hospitals followed, and communities flourished.
It is a legacy etched into the way of life.
Our history of coal mining around these parts began in 1935 at Wongawilli Colliery.
Big things beneath the surface
Over the years we have modernised coal mining at Illawarra Metallurgical Coal making it safer and more efficient.
Our underground mines at Appin and Dendrobium produce high quality metallurgical coal used for steelmaking. As a by-product, we also supply small amounts of coal for energy.
Everything is processed at our plants at West Cliff and Dendrobium, before being transported by road and rail down to Port Kembla in Wollongong. From there it is shipped off around Australia-and the world.
We also look after the Port Kembla Coal Terminal.
To find out more visit: https://www.south32.net/our-business/australia/illawarra-metallurgical-coal