About RTL

RTL began trading in 1991 as a joint venture between Roche Mining, Thiess and Linfox with contracts to provide heavy mobile plant services to each of the three major electricity generators in the Latrobe Valley. RTL incorporated in 2011 and now trades as RTL Mining and Earthworks Pty Ltd.

Since 1991 RTL has expanded the range of services offered to include mining, plant hire, civil and earthmoving contracting along with general, over dimensional and coal carting transport services. Examples of work undertaken by RTL include:

  • A continuous presence at each of the Latrobe Valley Mines providing heavy earthmoving plant and labour services on a wet and dry hire basis.
  • A number of major truck and shovel overburden campaigns at each of the three Latrobe Valley Mines
  • 2 separate diversions of the Morwell River, one at Yallourn and the other at Hazelwood
  • An 8km upgrade of the Strzelecki Highway south of Morwell
  • Contract mining at Yallourn
  • A number of local quarry remediation projects
  • Construction of the Pakenham waste water storage dam
  • Earthworks on the Torrumbarry Weir reconstruction
  • Earthworks and other civil services on the Victorian Desalination Plant construction

RTL also operates an over dimensional and general transport business which trades as RTL Transport. This business also operates a fleet of B-Double side tipping truck and trailer combinations transporting brown coal from Loy Yang to the briquette factory at Morwell

Coal CartingOD Haulage


RTL Mining and Earthworks Pty Ltd is a Latrobe Valley based business specialising in mining and civil engineering works. Complimenting the mining and civil streams RTL also has a road transport business specialising in over dimensional and heavy haulage.

RTL corporatised in October 2011 and now trades as RTL Mining and Earthworks Pty Ltd.

RTL Mining and Earthworks Pty Ltd generates annual turnover in excess of AU $100 million and employs up to 500 employees during the earthworks season.

RTL's core business includes:


RTL pioneered the dozer push mining method at the Yallourn Brown Coal Mine in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria

RTL were engaged by Yallourn Energy in 2001 under an alliance type contract arrangement to operate the Yallourn Mine, which provides brown coal to the Yallourn power station on a 365 day 24 hour basis. The Yallourn Power Station provides approximately 25% of Victoria’s electricity

RTL introduced a dozer push / feeder breaker system into the mine to replace an ageing bucket wheel dredge fleet. This mining method has consistently produced 17.5 million tonnes of coal per annum (up to 2500 tonnes per hour) without any coal supply reliability excursions. The Yallourn Mine is recognized as the lowest cost mining operation in the Latrobe Valley

To achieve the required production rates RTL operates a fleet of 4 highly modified Caterpillar D11 Carry Dozers which are fitted with 90 cubic metre special purpose blades along with a fleet of four special purpose Feeder Breakers which feed coal onto a conveying system which transports coal to the power station

Dozer push to FBActive YMA D11


RTL has conducted a number of truck and shovel overburden removal campaigns at the Yallourn, Morwell and Loy Yang mines. RTL's plant fleet has been selected with an emphasis on safety & productiviity and is ideally suited to the conditions encountered in the Latrobe Valley.


Civil Construction

RTL has a significant civil, road works and general earthworks capability and has built a number of landmark projects including the diversion of the Morwell river through the Yallourn open cut and the Hazelwood open cut, the construction of a 10km section of the Strzelecki highway between Morwell and Yinnar, the construction of the Pakenham waste water treatment dam to name just a few.


Plant Hire

Complementing RTL's mining and construction activities is its mobile and earthmoving plant hire capability. RTL operates a large, modern and well-maintained fleet of plant and equipment including 30 and 40 tonne articulated trucks, 50, and 180 tonne rear dump trucks, 123kw through to 634kw dozers, a wide range of excavators, graders and front-end loaders.


Transport CC Ops

RTL Transport operates a fleet of heavy haulage prime movers and floats for the haulage of earthmoving and construction equipment along with other over dimensional loads. RTL Transport also operates a range of semi trailers to meet general freight requirements.

RTL Transport also operates a modern fleet of B double side tipping trucks and trailers specifically designed for coal haulage.

The RTL Transport fleet operates under Vic Roads accredited mass and maintenance management protocols.


RTL has an integrated management system,which is certified to AS/ NZ ISO 9001(quality), AS/ NZ ISO 14001(environmental) and AS/ NZ 4801(safety) to ensure a consistent approach to quality, workplace health and safety and environmental management.

RTL Mining & Earthworks has accredited contractor status with the “Office of Federal Safety Commissioner” in accordance with the Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme.


Complementing our systems are our people. RTL has a pool of highly skilled staff & labour employees who offer a wide range of capabilities and extensive experience. Their depth of knowledge and understanding of our client's operations gives RTL the flexibility to deliver cost competitive, high quality solutions to meet the objectives of our clients.

RTL is also able to access an even wider range of resources through its shareholders who are major participants in the mining, construction and transport industries.