Bengalla is proud to be a long term member of the Upper Hunter Valley community and is committed to the future.

Our contribution to the area extends beyond the immediate economic benefits of our business. We invest in the communities surrounding our operation through donations, sponsorships and partnerships to build stronger and more sustainable communities.

Since the commencement of the mine Bengalla has worked to build enduring relationships built on mutual respect and long term commitments and continues to be an active member of the local community.

Bengalla is committed to working closely with the local community to keep them informed about its operation. One way in which it engages with the community is through regular Community Consultative Committee (CCC) meetings. At these meetings local community stakeholders, representatives of government departments, and Bengalla staff discuss environmental management, mine development and performance and community partnerships first hand.

Over the past 16 years, we awarded 85 scholarships to graduates of Muswellbrook High School near the Bengalla Mine, including students whose parents work at the mine, because our communities are our family.

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How do I apply for funding?

If you think you have a project, group or initiative that would fit our funding criteria we would love to hear from you. To apply for funding, follow the application process below.
  • --> Download sponsorship form here
  • --> Review the funding criteria on the application form
  • --> Submit your form to community.relations@bengalla.com.au
  • --> Your application will be reviewed and considered at the next Community Support meeting, after which you will be notified of the outcome. Please note this may take some time depending on when the next meeting is scheduled.
  • If you would like to discuss your project, application or find out more information about our programme please send an email to Community Relations via community.relations@bengalla.com.auor call +61 2 6542 9500.

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Operations

New Hope currently has two open cut mines, one in the Darling Downs and one in the Hunter Valley: New Acland, north of Oakey in Queensland, and Bengalla, west of Newcastle in New South Wales.

Rehabilitation

New Hope is committed to the rehabilitation of disturbed land across its operations and has rehabilitated almost 45% of its total mined land to date.

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environment

New Hope is committed to the sustainable development of all mining lease areas under its management. Best practice environmental planning is incorporated into all phases of our projects, from development and exploration to eventual closure.