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Dec 04, 2019
New Acland coal expansion battle continues

New Acland coal expansion battle continues

The CFMEU has joined the Queensland Resources Council in calling for the State Government to act on approvals for New Hope’s coal operations near Oakey. It comes as the Oakey Coal Action Alliance (OCAA) seeks leave to appeal to the High Court over the Stage 3 expansion of the New Acland coal mine. New Hope… ...

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Sep 10, 2019
Legal development in New Acland saga

Legal development in New Acland saga

New Hope Group says it has received a judgement in its favour from the Queensland Court of Appeal in relation to the New Acland Stage 3 project. Failure to get the green light for the $896 million Stage 3 expansion project would see the mine close in early 2021. The company has already started the… ...

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Sep 02, 2019
Axe swings for New Acland mine employees

Axe swings for New Acland mine employees

New Hope says it has been given no choice but to begin the process to make 150 workers redundant at the New Acland mine after State Government silence on the approvals required for life extension. Crews were informed as they started work at 6am today, the company said in a written statement. CFMEU Mining and… ...

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Aug 30, 2019
‘Silence is deafening’ as New Acland workers await State ruling

‘Silence is deafening’ as New Acland workers await State ruling

New Hope says it will have no choice on Monday but go ahead with its plan to make 150 New Acland Coal Mine workers redundant unless the State Government finalises approvals. The operation requires Stage 3 Mining Leases, an Associated Water Licence and approval to continue using the Jondaryan Rail Facility in order to go… ...

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Aug 30, 2019
Crunch time for New Acland  coal operations

Crunch time for New Acland coal operations

New Hope Group has flagged ‘a significant announcement’ today on the future of its New Acland Coal Mine Stage 3 project, west of Toowoomba. Without permission for the $896 million Stage 3 expansion the company will be parking up half of its fleet and that means preparing about 150 full-time employees for redundancy. A company… ...

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Aug 13, 2019
Union pressure for action on New Acland approvals

Union pressure for action on New Acland approvals

The coal miners’ union has called on the State Government to immediately declare the New Acland mine expansion a ‘prescribed project’, as hundreds of jobs hang in the balance. Continuing delays to the project had frustrated workers and held back the local economy in the Toowoomba region, CFMEU Mining & Energy Division Queensland District vice-president… ...

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Nov 08, 2018
New Acland expansion ‘a step closer’

New Acland expansion ‘a step closer’

Mining company New Hope has moved a step closer to winning final approval to expand its New Acland operation on the Darling Downs. New Hope announced that the Queensland Land Court had conditionally recommended that the mining leases and environmental authority amendment for the stage 3 extension be granted, subject to certain conditions, one of… ...

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May 28, 2018
New life for New Acland coal expansion plans

New life for New Acland coal expansion plans

New Hope’s bid to win approval for its $900 million New Acland Stage 3 project has gained a second wind with the Supreme Court setting aside a previous Land Court ruling and ordering a new hearing. Justice Helen Bowskill ordered that the Land Court’s recommendations in May 2017 to reject the applications for mining leases and… ...

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Feb 14, 2018
Knock-back for New Acland extension plans

Knock-back for New Acland extension plans

The State Government has refused an application to amend the Environmental Authority (EA) for the New Acland Stage 3 extension project. New Hope Group managing director Shane Stephan said the company was disappointed with the outcome and was considering its options in response. “As previously advised, a judicial review of the Land Court decision is under… ...

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