Maddingley Brown Coal Consultative Committee (MBCCC)

Welcome to the Maddingley Brown Coal Community Consultative Committee (MBCCC). The MBCCC provides members of the community with an opportunity to engage with MBC. Here you will find information about operations on the site, environmental facts and information for students. MBC has obtained an Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Works Approval permit to develop new landfill cells and the MBCCC is focusing on this project. The MBCCC is an ongoing point of contact with the community. MBCCC receives information or requests from the community and works with MBCCC to finalise requests. The MBCCC will also help MBC to provide information to the community about activities on site and consult the community about those activities.

Maddingley Brown Coal Consultative Committee Information

The tabs on your right provide all the current information of the Maddingley Brown Coal Consultative Committee. You can view the names and positions of each committee member. Meetings are conducted several time a year to address certain issues which help the surrounding community of Bachus Marsh to work in unison with MBC.


Chair Allan Comrie

CFA Nick DeLeur

Consultant David Maltby

Neighbour Rick Dickson

Community David Marnie, Parwan Creek Landcare

Local Agriculture Peter Thurn, Genetics Australia

Grampians CWWRRG Keith Jackson

RDV Richard Bales

Local Business Vincent Nguyen

MBC Tim Tillig

Energy from Waste Dylan Nichols

About MBC

The Maddingley Brown Coal (MBC) mine has operated since 1948. The Bacchus Marsh site is currently used for three activities: mining coal, as a landfill and for materials recycling. When coal has been excavated, the void is ‘refilled’ using inert landfill using solid landfill waste. Also Coal from the MBC site is used as fertiliser.

EPA Works Approval

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) issued MBC with Works Approval WA70655 on 7 March 2013, the Works Approval permits MBC to design and construct new landfill cells in accordance with the Works Approval conditions. Community information about EPA Works Approvals can be accessed via the EPA website.


At MBC we are committed to minimising our impact on the environment. Consequently, we have many measures in place to protect our water, air and soil and to limit litter. We also sort through all the waste that comes onto the site. Our aim is to recycle as many materials as possible and we have an active resource recovery program. Metals are all recycled, soils are blended and concrete is crushed and used for things like building roads. There is also a composting facility to ensure that plant wastes are reused rather than wasted. We are also actively engaged in research and we have discovered a low energy technology for managing leachate that sparked the interest of EPA Victoria. Leachate is water that has passed through a solid and leached out some materials that were in the solid. The EPA imposes many stringent requirements on landfill operations – MBC is no exception. In addition to requiring a permit before any new project can start, the EPA also requires that all projects comply with their guidelines. Unless our proposals complied with EPA guidelines, we would never receive a permit. In addition to guidelines and permits, MBC is also audited by in independent EPA auditor every year. For more information on EPA requirements, visit the links below:

Category C Soil EPA Works Approval Amendment Application.

MBC has submitted an application to amend the Works Approval for stage 2 landfilling to include acceptance of Category C soil. MBC both currently and historically have been accepting category C soil. For further information please refer to the Category C soil Fact Sheet.

Category C Soil EPA Works Approval Amendment Facts Sheet.

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