The Broken Hill Community
From the outset, the Broken Hill people have welcomed the Broken Hill Cobalt Project and shown solid support for the lifeline it provides to the future.
Not only will the Broken Hill Cobalt Project be large, but it will also be a long-life operation. We expect a project life of more than 20 years. That’s a generation of employment, for somewhere in the region of 400 workers. All of these, we aim to employ locally and avoid Fly-(n-Fly-Out (FIFO) workers wherever possible.
What’s more, those we can’t recruit from within the community, we want to recruit into the community. This means bringing entire families to Broken Hill – which means new housing, new opportunities for skills and training, and new demand for business, services and amenities.
St Patricks Races 2023
Christmas arrives in Broken Hill, December 2022
2022 ‘Town Hall’ for Local Community Leaders
Foundation Broken Hill Visits the Demonstration Plant
Roy Butler MP Visits Pyrite Hill, October 2022
Broken Hill Cobalt Project Commercial Vehicle is Best In Show
Showing High School Students the Way to Future Jobs in Mining
Strengthening the Broken Hill Cobalt Project Leadership Team
Sowing the seeds in community: Cobalt Blue supports disability services in Broken Hill
Lights, camera, action! Broken Hill Cobalt Project goes to the movies
Broken Hill Cobalt Project Awarded $15m Critical Minerals Accelerator Initiative (CMAI) Grant
Broken Hill Community Open Day, 7th April 2022
Open Day - Thursday 7 April 2022
COB commences underground development to support Demonstration Plant
St Pat's Races 2022
ABC Radio Interview: Cobalt Blue Holdings CEO discusses meeting with Korean President
Media Release: Cobalt Blue Attends Landmark Meeting with Korean President to Discuss Ethical Supply of Cobalt
BHCP continues to support mental health in the workplace
Pilot Plant successfully produces cobalt sulphate samples
COB & BHCP National SafeWork Month - Week #4
Cobalt Blue participation in Cathode Precursor Production Pilot Plant
COB & BHCP National SafeWork Month - Week #3
COB & BHCP National SafeWork Month - Week #2
COB Expands Broken Hill Tenure
COB & BHCP National SafeWork Month - October 2021
Premium cobalt samples finalised
Broken Hill is Australia’s longest-lived mining city and home to one of its most resilient mining communities.
To build enduring relationships with the Broken Hill community, characterised by mutual commitment, openness, and shared respect.
To maintain a flow of communication that INFORMS the Broken Hill community about the mining of Cobalt and its value for the future.
To CONSULT in order to better understand what is important to the community.
To INVOLVE stakeholders in identifying issues and opportunities facing the community.
To COLLABORATE on projects that enhance the economic prosperity and social wellbeing of the community.
To EMPOWER the community through contributing towards employment, education, wellbeing, social vibrancy and economic diversification.
The Broken Hill Cobalt Project will be based on sustainable principles and best practice management for water, waste, and biodiversity.
We will work with the Broken Hill community and other stakeholders.
Our priority will be to employ locals and purchase locally wherever we can. We will invest wherever possible in developing local skills and training.
We aim to be here for the long haul – providing jobs and economic prosperity for the Broken Hill region, aligned to a green and sustainable future.
That’s why we’ve called this the Broken Hill Cobalt Project.
Broken Hill has a proud history of mining and innovation. Let’s work together to make history all over again.
Let’s take Broken Hill Cobalt to the World.
As an employer of some 29 families, it is refreshing to see this community-mindedness with the view of supporting local
Mark Grundy, Far West Auto
Foundation Broken Hill is proud to be partnering Cobalt Blue to identify and establish a sustainable future for a city that has always given so much for their community and our nation as a whole.
John Lynch OAM, Chairman Foundation Broken Hill
The momentum generated by Cobalt Blue is a massive positive for Broken Hill and the surrounding region. Our goal is for Broken Hill to be at the forefront of the renewable energy and energy storage industries, and the Broken Hill Cobalt Project will be a key factor in realising this vision for the city.
Mayor Tom Kennedy, Broken Hill City Council
Book a tour of the Demonstration Plant
Located in Broken Hill, we are able to host tour groups for site visits to our innovative processing plant. To find out more, contact us.
How to become a supplier
We are proud to be supported by a network of suppliers and service providers who know the mining, building and industrial game locally and are assisting us in meeting our demanding timelines.
Careers at Cobalt Blue
Wherever possible, we will be looking local to attract, develop and retain a local workforce.