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New Hope welcomes Court Decision on Acland Coal Mine Stage 3 Project

Coal News - Published on Wed, 06 Nov 2019

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New Hope has welcomed decision from the Queensland Court of Appeal dismissing Oakey Coal Action Alliance’s Appeal and granting orders requested by New Acland Coal Pty Ltd. There is no further barrier to the Queensland Government now giving final approvals for the New Acland Coal Mine Stage 3 Project. The reasons for judgment from the Court of Appeal stated President Kingham’s Land Court orders are valid and bind the parties. The Court of Appeal also accepted that the grant of the Environmental Authority should stand.

The Company now calls on the Queensland Government to immediately grant the required Mining Leases, Associated Water Licence and approval for the continued use of the Jondaryan loadout facility'.

New Hope remains committed to delivering the New Acland Stage 3 Project and will actively work with the relevant Government departments to immediately progress the approvals. Obtaining final approval as soon as possible is critical to ensuring the continuity' of operations and will not only provide certainly for the current workforce but help create approximately 400 new jobs in the region.

The New Acland Stage 3 Project is expected to generate AUD 7 billion in economic activity' over the estimated 15 year life of the Project.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 06 Nov 2019
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