Our Participants

Discover more about the Dialogue’s key participants and their vision for the Upper Hunter.

The Dialogue brings together coal producers from the region, including Bengalla Mining Company, BHP, The Bloomfield Group, Glencore, Malabar Resources, MACH Energy Mount Pleasant Operation, Muswellbrook Coal Company, Peabody, Thiess and Yancoal, as well as community and business leaders, environmental groups, residents, government regulators and other industries.

When the Dialogue was founded in 2011, ideas aimed at minimising cumulative impacts of mining were prioritised. These ideas formed the basis for a series of targeted Projects which we are now delivering. Joint Working Groups from industry and the community are guiding the development of these projects and you can follow their progress on our latest projects page.

About 70 community and environmental groups, local government, regulators, local mine operators, government agencies, unions and business chambers are actively involved in the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue.

Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue Participants

Click on the tabs below to see past and present Dialogue participants from industry, government and other sectors, as well as who is represented on our Joint Working Groups.

Hear from Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue participant, Di Sneddon and find out what the initiative means to her.

List of Working Group and Committee Participants


  • Industry Representative: Sarah Withell
  • Industry Representative: John Watson
  • Industry Representative: Scott Fittler
  • Muswellbrook Shire Council Representative: Sharon Pope
  • Singleton Council Representative: Vicki Brereton
  • Muswellbrook Chamber of Commerce Representative: Mike Kelly
  • Singleton Business Chamber Representative: Danny Eather
  • Community Representative: Dianne Sneddon


  • AGL Macquarie – Bayswater Power Station
  • Bengalla Mining Company
  • BHP
  • Community members
  • Glencore
  • Hunter Environment Lobby
  • Hunter New England Population Health, NSW Health
  • Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association
  • Hunter Valley Protection Alliance
  • Hunter Valley Water Users’ Association
  • Hunter Valley Wine Industry Association
  • Local Land Services – Hunter
  • MACH Energy Australia Limited
  • Malabar Coal
  • Muswellbrook Coal Company
  • Muswellbrook Shire Council
  • Neil Nelson Agvice Pty Ltd
  • NSW Department of Industry
  • NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • NSW Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services
  • NSW Environment Protection Authority
  • NSW Farmers Association
  • NSW Mine Watch
  • NSW Resources Regulator
  • Peabody Energy
  • Regional NSW | Regions, Industry, Agriculture and Resources
  • Singleton Beef and Land Management Association
  • Singleton Council
  • Singleton Shire Healthy Environment Group
  • The Bloomfield Group
  • The University of Newcastle – Tom Farrell Institute
  • Theresource
  • Thiess Pty Ltd
  • Upper Hunter Shire Council
  • Upper Hunter Wine Makers Association
  • Wambo CCC
  • Wonnarua Nation Aboriginal Corporation
  • Wybong Action Group
  • Yancoal


  • Bengalla Mining Company
  • BHP
  • Central Hunter Business Chamber (Branxton-Greta Chamber of Commerce)
  • Glencore
  • MACH Energy
  • Muswellbrook Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Muswellbrook Shire Council
  • NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce
  • Peabody Energy
  • Singleton Business Chamber
  • Singleton Council
  • The Bloomfield Group
  • Thiess
  • Upper Hunter Shire Council
  • Yancoal

More information

To find out more about our Upper Hunter Community Stakeholders that have been involved in the Dialogue since its establishment, or see to the variety of Community Engagement Initiatives have been undertaken to update interested parties on the progress and key achievements of the Dialogue, please download the following PDFs.

The attached poster provides a brief overview of the Dialogue and how Industry and the Community are Working Together.

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