Queensland, Australia

Peabody’s employees from Queensland are engaged in a variety of outreach efforts.

Learn more about Peabody's Queensland Operations.

Peabody Takes Centre Stage

Peabody Energy took centre stage as it was awarded the Australian Business Arts Foundation’s (ABAF) Queensland Regional Award for its partnership withPeabody Energy took centre stage as it was awarded the Australian Business Arts Foundation’s (ABAF) Queensland Regional Award Queensland Youth Orchestras (QYO) at a ceremony in Brisbane. The ABAF Regional Award recognizes partnerships between businesses and arts organizations that provide people in regional and rural areas with access to high quality arts and culture. Peabody’s partnership with Queensland’s major orchestra delights audiences from Dalby to Moranbah through QYO’s Peabody Energy Regional Concert Series.

 

Peabody Sponsors Queensland Youth Orchestra’s Regional Concert Tour

Queensland Youth Orchestra’s Big Band toured venues in Mackay and Moranbah, Australia during the Peabody-sponsored Regional Concert Series. This event enables young musicians from Brisbane to travel and perform. One stop on this year’s tour included a site visit to Peabody Energy’s Eaglefield Mine. Peabody Energy’s Eaglefield Mine

 

Australia Rides to Conquer Cancer

Twelve Peabody Energy employees rode 124 miles through Queensland scenic countryside for two days, raising funds for the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) during the Ride to Conquer Cancer. The employees raised A$57,000 for cancer research to help QIMR improve ways to target cancer and treat patients. Twelve Peabody Energy employees rode 124 miles through Queensland scenic countryside for two days

 

Peabody Australia Participates in the Kokoda Challenge

Four teams from Peabody Energy participated in the Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge
Four teams from Peabody Energy participated in the Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge. Each team trekked through 60 miles of Gold Coast Hinterland, covering three miles of vertical elevation. Each team raised funds for the Kokoda Challenge Youth Program whose mission is to improve the quality of life and life skills of young Australians.

 

Julian Thornton Participates in CEO Sleepout

Peabody Energy Australia’s Group Executive of Operations, Julian Thornton, joined CEOs across Australia to help spread awareness of homelessness during St. Vincent de Paul Society’s (Vinnies) CEO Sleepout by “sleeping rough” on the streets of Brisbane. Julian experienced what it was like to be homeless for one winter’s night by sleeping outside in conditions no more comfortable than those living on the streets – just a couple of cardboard sheets to soften the hard ground, a sleeping bag and a cup of soup to keep warm. Julian was able to raise A$3,325 toward Vinnies’ homeless services across Australia.

 

Peabody Builds Ties with Valkyrie State School

Peabody Energy’s Brisbane Office supported thePeabody Builds Ties with Valkyrie State School Brigalow Athletics Carnival hosted by Valkyrie State School, based in the Bowen Basin. Approximately 150 students from various local schools attended the event and 20 students were selected to advance to the Denham District Athletic Trials. Peabody’s Coppabella Mine Environment Manager, Craig Bushell (pictured), assisted during the long jump trials.

 

Coppabella Runs for Cancer

Nine employees from Peabody Energy’s Coppabella Nine employees from Peabody Energy’s Coppabella Mine put on their jogging shoes and took part in the Mackay Marina Corporate Challenge Fun Run and raised funds for the Leukaemia FoundationMine put on their jogging shoes and took part in the Mackay Marina Corporate Challenge Fun Run and raised funds for the Leukaemia Foundation. Donations from the mine along with an employee barbeque generated the second highest team donation to the Leukaemia Foundation.

 

Funding Queensland Rescue HelicopterFunding Queensland Rescue Helicopter

Peabody's financial support of CQ RESCUE, a Central Queensland helicopter rescue service, helps the service play a vital role in the community by undertaking hundreds of rescues within a 300-kilometer radius of the city of Mackay each year and providing rapid medical assistance and transportation of patients to emergency care and trauma centers.

 
 

North Goonyella's Fight Against Blood Cancers

For the fourth year, North Goonyella employees participated in the World's Greatest Shave to raise funds for Australia’s Leukemia Foundation. Participants shaved or dyed their hair to raise donations for patients and families. In 2011, the team shaved a record number of heads and raised more than AUD$18,000 in the process. This commitment led to the North Goonyella team being named one of Queensland’s top fundraisers.

 

Bicycle Fundraiser for Epilepsy

Bicycle Fundraiser for EpilepsyWilkie Creek Mine employees raised funds for the son of Mobile Maintenance Planner Jeff Dean, who has suffered from uncontrolled epilepsy since he was 18 months old. A team of 25 cycled in the “Ride for Luke and Epilepsy,” which raised more than AUD$20,000 for Epilepsy Queensland. 

 

Restoring Vegetation in Queensland

Volunteers Restoring Vegetation in QueenslandThrough a program led by Conservation Volunteers Australia, Peabody organized volunteers from its Brisbane office to help clean up property in Abberton, which suffered devastating flood damage in early 2011. The Peabody team planted more than 2,000 seedlings on creek banks to begin to stabilize the area and restore vegetation. Employees continue to plan additional plantings to help restore the land. The company also donated $250,000 to the Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal, which in total has helped more than 40,000 families. 
 

   

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