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NSW Commission Approves Vickery Extension Project of Whitehaven Coal

Coal News - Published on Thu, 13 Aug 2020

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Whitehaven Coal Limited has welcomed the decision by the NSW Independent Planning Commission to green light its Vickery Extension Project near Gunnedah, in the state’s northwest. The primary approval follows a lengthy technical evaluation process for the project and a comprehensive program of community consultation and outreach, including a Multi-stage Public Hearing administered by the IPC during February 2019 and July 2020. In its coordinated Whole of Government assessment released in May 2020, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and the Environment had previously concluded the Vickery Project was in the public interest and approvable.”

Whitehaven’s focus will now shift to obtaining the necessary secondary approvals and any further project optimisation as a precursor to works commencing under the new approval.

Vickery will be a predominantly metallurgical coal mine and will service established and emerging markets for high quality coal in our near region. Vickery will entail capital expenditure of AUD 700 million is expected to generate employment for 500 people during the construction phase and 450 ongoing operational roles.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 13 Aug 2020
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