A $1 million fund to enhance social and community life in the Isaac region was announced at the inaugural Pembroke Resources Community Expo in Moranbah, Australia. Pembroke Chairman and CEO Barry Tudor said the new Pembroke Community Partnership Program fund was created to ensure the local area continued to benefit from the opening of the Olive Downs Complex for generations to come, with funding being provided to projects identified, prioritized and supported by local residents.

Pembroke Resources owns and operates the Olive Downs Complex, a large metallurgical coal mine located in the Queensland’s Bowen Basin. It has invested more than $1 billion in the complex. By reshaping mining and setting new standards that go well beyond current requirements, the company hopes to create a modern and unique approach that will deliver for the future.

“The Olive Downs Complex is already working in strong partnership with the local community by creating and supporting hundreds of jobs, prioritizing local procurement whenever possible, and providing our workforce with a genuine choice to live within the Isaac Region,” Tudor said. “Today, we are proud to announce the next step in working together to build a stronger community, through the $1 million Pembroke Community Partnership Program.

“This is stage one of the fund, which will run over the next five years to help ensure the local community reaps the benefits of having the Olive Downs Complex operating in their region. Projects of interest could include those focused on improved health, welfare and employment outcomes as well as improved social infrastructure,” he said.