News Archive

Planning for Future Opportunity - Terminal 4 Report Goes Public

The next milestone on Terminal 4’s journey has been reached with the public exhibition of the Preferred Project Report (PPR) opening on Monday (16th September 2013) for a period of six weeks.

Port Waratah's Project 145 Open for Business

An important milestone for Newcastle was reached today with the official opening of Port Waratah Coal Services’ Project 145 by the NSW Minister for Roads and Ports, the Hon. Duncan Gay.

Terminal 4 Public Submissions Released

Last Friday, the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DP&I) released the public submissions from the exhibition of the Terminal 4 Preferred Project Report (PPR).

Port Waratah Accepts Fine for Sump Overflow

Port Waratah Coal Services has been fined $15,000 overnight, over a small discharge into the harbour at its Carrington Coal Terminal in October 2012.

Port Waratah Announces Penny Winn as New Chair

Port Waratah Coal Services announced the appointment of a new Chairperson today following the retirement of Michael Harvey at the end of May.

Port Waratah Welcomes Recommendation for Terminal 4 Approval

Terminal 4 has reached another milestone today, with the Department of Planning & Environment recommending the Project for approval and referring the application to the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) for determination.

Port Waratah Announces Resignation of Chairman

The Chairman of Port Waratah Coal Services, Michael Harvey, has announced that he is stepping down after nearly six years in the role.

Supporting Local Surf Clubs

Port Waratah is very proud of our long-running partnership with Newcastle Surf Life Saving Club, which has provided $180,000 to the club over the last six years.

Kooragang Terminal Celebrates 30 Years of Operations

In November 1979 the NSW State Government announced the acceptance of findings by the Coal Export Strategy Task Force, recommending the construction of a major new loader at Kooragang.

Port Waratah Announces a Reduction of Roles

Port Waratah announced to its workforce today a further 32 redundancies across its business.

Terminal 4 Project Reaches Next Planning Milestone

The Terminal 4 Project development application has been referred to the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment today – reaching another key milestone in the development approval process.

Port Waratah Welcomes Terminal 4 PAC Announcements

Port Waratah Coal Services has welcomed the announcement of the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) Panel and Public Hearing dates today.

Port Waratah Announces a Reduction of Roles

Port Waratah has announced to its workforce today that 34 roles would be made redundant across the business.

Celebrating Harry's House

In June, Port Waratah and Harry’s House celebrated the conclusion of a formal three year partnership.

Port Waratah University Scholarships Announced

Two Port Waratah Coal Services Undergraduate Scholarships were awarded at a breakfast function during the University of Newcastle Scholars Week in September.

Newcastle Society of Artists Prize

Port Waratah has long been a supporter of the arts and cultural scene in Newcastle. This includes supporting Watt Space Student Art Prize, the 2hrs North Photography Project and Newcastle Community Arts Centre.

Port Waratah Recognised for Its Health and Wellbeing Practices

Port Waratah has been recognised by the National Safety Council of Australia, 2014 National Safety Awards of Excellence for the quality of its employee health programmes.

The DADEE of all Activity Programs to Benefit Young Girls

A world-first lifestyle program developed to enhance the physical and social-emotional wellbeing of young girls was launched today by University of Newcastle researchers.

2015 Sustainable Development Report Published

Each year Port Waratah publishes a report on its performance across key areas of Sustainable Development; governance, people, social, economic and environmental.

Community Announcement

Port Waratah understand that a number of people are planning protests on or around Newcastle Harbour on Saturday 7th May and Sunday 8th May.

Port Waratah to Update Shiploaders

After loading more than 300 million tonnes of coal over the past 40 years, the hard working shiploaders at Port Waratah Coal Services’ Carrington terminal are about to be replaced.

New Shiploaders Arrive at Port Waratah

At noon today two new shiploaders arrived in the Port of Newcastle on the big lift vessel, the Happy Buccaneer bound for Port Waratah’s Carrington Terminal.

Conveyor Fire at Kooragang Coal Terminal

This afternoon at approximately 3:00pm a fire was identified on a conveyor system at Port Waratah’s Kooragang Terminal. The conveyor system was not operating at the time.

UPDATE: Conveyor Fire at Kooragang Coal Terminal

Operations at Port Waratah’s Kooragang Terminal have resumed following a fire on a conveyor system on Friday afternoon.

Rio Tinto announcement regarding Coal and Allied

Port Waratah notes the announcement by Rio Tinto tonight that it has reached an agreement to sell its interest in Coal and Allied Industries Ltd to Yancoal Australia Ltd.

Helping Jenny's Place help Newcastle women

Domestic violence is an issue for all Novocastrians, and Port Waratah is increasing its involvement with Jenny’s Place to help support women and children who are exposed to the damaging effects of violence in their homes.

Throsby Creek Cleanup

Throsby Creek the winner in clean up

Child Life Therapist Project Wins Inaugural Community Pitchfest

A community pitch for a Child Life Therapist to assist children undergoing cancer treatment has taken out top honours at the 2018 Port Waratah Community Pitchfest.

Contributing locally, sharing value sustainably – 2017 Sustainable Development Report

Port Waratah Coal Services have published their 2017 Sustainable Development Report, the sixth since the company commenced reporting on its management approach to sustainability and operational, environmental and social performance.

Boost for Soul Café’s Mental Health Clinic

In a welcome boost for their mental health services, Rick Prosser, Soul Café CEO, announced that Port Waratah Coal Services have extended their funding of the Soul Café mental health clinician.

Port Waratah and the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI)

Port Waratah and the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI). Statement provided to the Newcastle Herald on Wednesday 30-May-2018

Port Waratah Terminal 4 Announcement

Port Waratah expect existing coal terminal capacity to be sufficient for foreseeable growth

Port Waratah CEO accepts Hunter Business Chamber presidency

Port Waratah Coal Services CEO, Hennie du Plooy, has been appointed as the president of the Hunter Business Chamber Board.

Port Waratah Coal Services opens inspiring new page on Storylines

Media Release

Delivering to the world, sustainably

Media Release

EPA Regulatory Action

Media Statement

Port Waratah Shiploader Illumination


SafeWork NSW Excellence Award

Safety innovation honoured for unique solution to centuries old maritime practice

Penny Winn resigns as Port Waratah Chairperson

Penny Winn is stepping down as Chairperson and Non-Executive Director of Port Waratah Coal Services, effective 12 December 2019.