NEWS – Hunter Valley Operations

Congratulations 2024 Singleton Business Awards Winners

12 July 2024

Congratulations to Morgan Engineering NSW for taking out the HVO sponsored Excellence in Innovation Award at the 2024 Singleton Business Awards. The McDougalls Hill based company also took home the President’s Award and Excellence in Large Business Award and was inducted into the Hall of Fame for winning the Excellence in Innovation category three years […]

Read more

The facts on HVO’s proposal to continue mining

02 July 2024

This opinion piece by HVO General Manager Dave Foster was published in the Newcastle Herald on July 2. I am the general manager of the Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) coal mine, a Singleton resident and a father. I want my community to continue to prosper, not be left behind, while we transition to a lower […]

Read more

Fun day thanks HVO family and celebrates past, present and future

27 May 2024

More than 4,000 members of Hunter Valley Operations’ (HVO) family came together to celebrate the past and present, focus on the future and have some fun together at the HVO Family Day on May 25. HR manager Amy Hartmann said HVO’s family includes employees and permanent contractors, their family members, charity partners and major suppliers. […]

Read more
Dave Foster, General Manager, Hunter Valley Operations

HVO to update local business communities at Chamber events

22 April 2024

The business communities of Singleton and Muswellbrook will get an update from Hunter Valley Operation’s General Manager Dave Foster on the mine’s operations and proposal to continue mining at upcoming Chamber breakfasts in May. Dave will speak at the Muswellbrook Chamber of Commerce and Industry breakfast on May 7 and the Business Singleton breakfast on […]

Read more

Congratulations Peter Walsh on 40 years of service to mining

18 April 2024

Congratulations to Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) Continuation Project Manager Peter Walsh on 40 years of service to the mining industry. His career journey has been highlighted in a My Mining Life feature of @ The Coalface Magazine. Peter’s career in mining started in 1984 at what is now HVO. He was an apprentice fitter and […]

Read more

Newsletter, info sessions keep community up to date

08 April 2024

Hunter Valley Operation’s (HVO) latest newsletter and upcoming community information sessions will keep the local community up to date with the mine’s operations and plans to continue mining until 2050. The bi-annual newsletter has been hand delivered to local residents and a copy is also available from HVO’s website. It has stories on HVO is […]

Read more
HVO apprentices at Branxton Preschool

HVO apprentices help complete new Branxton Preschool playground

28 February 2024

With help from HVO apprentices, children attending Branxton Preschool will have a fantastic new space in which to play. Second year apprentices spent a day this month to help put the finishing touches on the new 300 square metre playground space. They rolled up their sleeves to get the play space ready for the kids […]

Read more


21 February 2024

Hunter Valley Operation’s General Manager Dave Foster is the keynote speaker at the first Hunter Business Energy and Resources event for 2024. Dave will be speaking about how HVO’s Continuation Project will unearth opportunity while the world and the Hunter region transitions to a lower carbon economy. His presentation will focus on: Dave said HVO’s […]

Read more

Helping a local community legend ride for kids safety

20 February 2024

With financial support from Hunter Valley Operations, Jerrys Plains’ resident Brian Atfield has completed a 200km horse ride to play a part in raising more than half a million dollars to support kids’ safety in Australia. Mr Atfield and 19 others rode across nine days from Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley to Tamworth as part […]

Read more

HVO funding helps Jerrys Plains kids to be ready for school

09 February 2024

School is back for 2024 including at Jerrys Plains Public School. Funding from Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) is helping local kids to be school ready. The Jerrys Juniors and Ready4School programs prepare children for Kindergarten. HVO has been providing funding for the program since 2016. At last year’s end of year school presentation night, HVO’s […]

Read more