Baralaba and the Community
Cockatoo Coal, on behalf of Baralaba and Wonbindi Coal, presented the Landcare Group with a cheque for $20,000 to go towards ensuring the on-going operations of the centre.
The Landcare Group is an important part of the Baralaba community. It not only provides a central area for Landowners to meet, but also hosts art and crafts groups, provides information seminars to the community regarding local issues of importance, hosts visitors from different parts of the state, and is currently in the process of compiling and producing a book on Baralaba's history.
The Landcare centre has also been an important, neutral meeting place for Cockatoo Coal to talk with the local community about operations and future plans. These meetings also provide Landowners and community members the opportunity to raise any concerns or ask questions they may have regarding our operations.
In addition to the presentation of our donation, the meeting was used to give the community an update on our dewatering operations and operational status. Members of the community once again expressed their gratitude to Cockatoo Coal for the assistance they have provided the community with the fixing of fences after the recent floods.
Those present at the meeting included the Landcare President Mr John Lawson, Landcare Treasurer Mrs Elaine Carsburg, Landcare representative Mr Ray Becker as well as a number of local landowners. Cockatoo Coal was represented by Mr Ray Delaforce (Mine Manager), Mr Nan Wang (Technical Services Manager), Mr Tony Green (General Manager Operations), Mr Chris Creagh (Baralaba Expansion Manager) and Noëlle Overdevest (Environment & Community Relations Manager).