Tahmoor Colliery is located approximately 70 kilometres South West of Sydney in the Southern Highlands region, consisting of an underground mine and Coal Handling and Preparation Plant. The colliery produces approximately two million tonnes of high quality coking coal per year, which is railed to Port Kembla for the export market.
The mine was commissioned in 1979 by Clutha Coal, and production of coal commenced in 1982. In 1986 longwall mining was introduced. The mine has changed hands several times during its 30 year history and is currently fully managed by Xstrata Coal NSW, operating as Tahmoor Coal Pty Ltd.
Tahmoor currently employs approximately 440 employees and contractors and as such is one of the main staples of employment in the region. Our focus is on sustaining a positive relationship with the local community through a process involving consultation and interaction.