Rio Tinto Coal Australia has recently developed regional biodiversity action plans for each of the two regions in which it has coal operations; the Bowen Basin in central Queensland and the Hunter Valley in New South Wales.
A dragline improvement project that reduces downtime, saves costs and removes the need for maintenance crews to work 70 metres off the ground has been implemented at Hail Creek Mine.
When it comes to safety innovation, Hail Creek Mine is among the best of the best. The mine was recently honoured as a state finalist for the Innovation Award at the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Innovation Awards.
Basil and tomato plants are the offshoots of a new quality improvement project at Kestrel Mine designed to help purify its raw water.
The South Burnett Aboriginal community farewelled RTCA at a recent function, thanking the company for helping the community achieve its vision.
Central Queensland's newest fire station has opened at Kestrel Mine.
Clermont residents seeking a say in their town's future have been given a boost, after Rio Tinto Coal Australia and Isaac Regional Council announced they will partner to fund a new position to help implement the locals' plan.
A climate change initiative has helped reduce waste and energy use at Rio Tinto Coal Australia's Brisbane head office.
Rio Tinto and Rio Tinto Coal Australia have awarded seven new scholarships to students in the areas of mining and metallurgy at The University of Queensland and the University of New South Wales.
Finding ways to become more safe at work and reach our goal of zero injuries is a key priority across Rio Tinto Coal Australia (RTCA).