Challenge 

Bathurst appointed SenateSHJ to help the company secure approvals for its flagship Escarpment mine near Westport, and strengthen its reputation in New Zealand.

Approach

SenateSHJ advised the company on its government relations and stakeholder engagement strategy and tactics. We also provided day-to-day media and internal communications support.

SenateSHJ helped develop a community consultation strategy and to focus the company’s resources in a short period of time.

Outcome 

Bathurst was awarded consents on its Escarpment mine which has capacity to produce about a million tonnes of coal. In 2017, Bathurst completed the purchase of Solid Energy in a joint venture with Talley Energy to create the country’s largest New Zealand-based specialist mining operation.

SenateSHJ continues to support Bathurst's ongoing communications and stakeholder engagement in New Zealand.