Perth, Australia

Tronox’s Western Australian operations represents the world’s largest integrated titanium dioxide project. The joint venture was established in 1988. Its facilities include the Cooljarloo mineral sands mine, the Chandala dry mill and synthetic rutile plant and the Kwinana titanium dioxide pigment plant. The Kwinana plant uses Tronox’s proprietary chloride process to produce pigments preferred by manufacturers of paint, coatings and plastics.

Economic Impact

Our Western Australian operations are a major contributor to the community, earning more than A$900 million in annual exports and contributing millions of dollars in mining royalties to the State Government.

As the only integrated company that mines, separates, refines and manufactures titanium dioxide products in Western Australia, our investment in mineral production and processing is making a substantial long-term contribution to the State’s economy by increased export income.

The result is a major impact on the local economy with more than 800 full time and contract jobs at A$70+ million in annual payroll, and regular incomes for an estimated 500 businesses with spending of A$250 million on goods and services annually

Safety and Environmental Achievements

  • The Cooljarloo, Chandala and Kwinana sites have achieved ISO 14001 certification for environmental management from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), a global nongovernmental organization that promotes consistent standards and provides external oversight.
  •         Kwinana ISO certificate 2016-2019

  • The site’s occupational health and safety management systems are certified to Australian standard AS4801.
  • Tronox has created a number of environmental programs to reuse waste water, create sustainable energy, minimize greenhouse emissions and manage waste and is recognized for its wetland development projects. In 2006, Tronox received the coveted Banksia national environmental award and a water recycling award from the West Australian Water Corporation.
  • The Cooljarloo mine contributes A$50,000 annually to the Western Shield Program, saving several species of small wildlife from the edge of extinction.
  • In conjunction with the Perth Zoo, Tronox supports the annual Night Stalk – a spotting project where families and community groups across Australia aid scientists in determining the population levels of  native species.

In the Community

  • Tronox signed a landmark Native Title agreement with the Yued People, a local indigenous claimant group in 2006. The agreement provides significant economic benefit to the Yued People through the provision of scholarships, apprenticeships, training and cultural awareness programs.
  • Tronox has donated approximately 25 acres of the Cooljarloo farm through a freehold title with the Aboriginal community.
  • Tronox assisted a native seed-picking and cleaning enterprise – whereby Tronox buys harvested seeds with the proceeds used to provide income for the community.
  • Tronox provides office space and utilities for two local land care groups.
  • Tronox is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Kwinana Industries Council and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy.
  • Tronox is committed to the communities in which it operates and contributes to numerous sporting, social and educational programs.

Contact Information:

Cooljarloo Mine
Brand Highway
Cataby, Western Australia 6507

P.O. Box 31
Dandaragan, Western Australia 6507

Phone: +61 (08) 9690-9200
Fax: +61 (08) 9651-4123

Chandala Processing Plants
Brand Highway
Muchea, Western Australia 6501

P.O. Box 22
Muchea, Western Australia 6501

Phone: +61 (08) 9571-9333
Fax: +61 (08) 9571-9344

Pigment Plant
Mason Road
Kwinana, Western Australia 6167

P.O. Box 305
Kwinana, Western Australia 6167

Phone: +61 (08) 9411-1444
Fax: +61 (08) 9411-1422