Getting to know MACA Mining


From September 2018, MACA Mining Pty Ltd were awarded the 10-year contract as coal mine operators for the Bluff PCI Project. MACA are responsible for all day to day operations, from drilling and blasting through to loading and hauling.

So where have MACA Mining come from?

MACA Mining is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MACA Limited. MACA Limited are a WA based integrated services contractor, who specialise in mining, crushing, civil construction, infrastructure maintenance, and mineral processing equipment. They have operations spanning Australia and South America. MACA was incorporated as a private company in 2002 and was admitted to the ASX in 2010. The Bluff PCI Project broadens MACA’s geographical footprint and also extends their operations from gold and iron ore into coal mining.

Did you know? MACA is short for Mining and Civil Australia – the first name used by the company when the business started.

In an interview with Mining News in 2018, the company said “the project will be an ‘alliance’ style contract aimed at delivering the lowest possible cost to our client.”

For the Bluff PCI Project, MACA will use larger fleet classes than in their WA operations, including 350t class excavators and 220t and 180t class dump-trucks.

MACA are justifiably proud of their team of over 2000 highly skilled and dedicated people, who are central to the company’s success. Their business focuses on continuous improvement and exceeding client expectation.

How do MACA work?

In MACA’s 2018 Annual Report, Chris Tuckwell, Managing Director and CEO summed up how MACA work this way:

Health, safety and Zero Harm

MACA recognise that people are their greatest asset and their brand is defined by how their people live out MACA’s Can Do culture. MACA workplaces are by nature risky environments, however they manage those risks proactively through consultation with the workforce and through a preventive mindset, with a goal of ‘zero harm’ to health, safety and the environment.

All of MACA’s management systems are certified to the following standards:

  • Environmental Management System – ISO 14001:2015
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management System – AS/NZS 4801:2001
  • Quality Management System – ISO 9001:2015

Committed to employing CQ locals

With the Bluff PCI Project now moving towards the operational phase, MACA now has a total workforce of 144, with more than 25% of these people living in Bluff or Blackwater, and other employees from around the Central Queensland region. There are no labour hire employees.

As the Project becomes established, MACA Mining are looking forward to getting involved with the local organisations and contributing to the life of the Bluff community.

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