Premier Coal is committed to being a valued and welcomed member of the Collie and South West community. In addition to providing economic value through royalties, taxes, employment and local business spend, Premier Coal supports a wide range of community activities and maintains a high-level of community engagement.
ROYALTIES AND TAXES
in 2019, Premier Coal delivered $8.5 million in royalties to the State along with $2.9 million in payroll taxes.
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
During 2019, Premier Coal paid more than $56 million in wages and other employee costs. With more than 90% of Premier Coal's 370 employees living within a 70km radius of its operation and more than 70% living in the Shire of Collie, the majority of that money stayed locally.
LOCAL BUSINESS SPEND
Premier Coal spent more than $40 million with businesses within a 70km radius of its operations in 2019 and $10 million of that with Collie-based businesses.
During 2019, more than $80,000 was contributed to the Collie Coal Miners’ Welfare Board and another $100,000 was provided for a range of community groups and projects.
From 2019, Premier Coal continued its more structured approach to community support that involved major partnerships and a Community Support Program once a year.
MAJOR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
- The Smith Family ($25,000 per annum): A not-for-profit organisation that provides educational support to disadvantaged youth to help them succeed at school and in life. Premier Coal supports the Learning for Life Program in Collie.
- The Stephen Michael Foundation Collie Youth Engagement Program ($25,000 per annum): A not-for-profit program targeting Collie youth aged 8-18 through a range of sports-based activities and leadership programs.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAM
The Premier Coal Community Support Program offers one-off cash grants of up to $5,000 as well as in-kind support through the provision of materials and labour to not-for-profit groups and projects that enhance the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the local community. Applications are considered once a year by a committee of community and workforce representatives. Click here for more information.
Premier Coal engages regularly with the community and its stakeholders, allowing the miner to understand and build local aspirations and concerns into its planning processes as well as share information about its operations.
Premier Coal is an active member of the following organisations:
Bunbury Wellington Economic Alliance
Collie Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chamber of Minerals and Energy
Industry Road Safety Alliance – South West
Motoring Southwest (Collie Motorplex)
Local Emergency Management Action Committee
Collie Weeds and Waterways Advisory Committee