Community and Environment

PKCT’s Environmental Policy states that we are committed to preventing pollution by operating in an environmentally responsible manner, sensitive to community and customer expectations.


PKCT is certified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard and was the first Australian coal terminal to be awarded the minerals industry’s prestigious Environmental Excellence Award. We have a proactive approach to meeting on-going NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water licence requirements and strive for the highest possible environmental standards through continuous improvement.

Our major environmental projects involve suppressing dust, reducing the impact of coal transport on the environment and controlling contaminated water discharge into Port Kembla harbour and surrounding waterways.

Stormwater and water collected from the coal stockpiles is treated in settlement ponds to remove coal particles and other impurities, while we are currently pursuing major initiatives to reduce our consumption of fresh water. A water cart uses this water for road washing and to assist dust control.

The Terminal is located just 2km south of the City of Wollongong, which means our environmental performance is under close community scrutiny. We are confident that the processes we have in place will continue to meet the community’s expectations.

An Annual Environmental Management Report is published, which outlines the Coal Terminal’s performance in accordance with the areas of Environment and Community.

PKCT has a Community Consultative Committee. The Committee aims to work with our local neighbours and community to ensure that we are sensitive to community expectations and demonstrate our commitment to positive relationships with our neighbours.