Maddingley Brown Coal Consultative Committee (MBCCC)

Welcome to the Maddingley Brown Coal Community Consultative Committee (MBCCC). The MBCCC is a new initiative providing 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 will initially focus on this project. The MBCCC will be an ongoing point of contact between the community and the MBC it will be a conduit between MBC and its community. MBCCC will receive information or requests from the community and work 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 member that is currently associated on the board including the option of viewing the topics which were addressed at the MBCCC meetings. Meetings are conducted several time a year to address certain issues witch help the the surrounding community of Bachus Marsh to work in unison with MBC.


Chair DI McAuliffe

Bacchus Marsh Grammar – Andrew Neal

CFAPhil Clayden

NeighbourRick Dickson

CommunityDavid Marnie, Parwan Landcare

Agriculture Pater Thurn, Genetics Australia

Business Michael Wheatland, Calix Limited

EPAGreg Trezise

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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