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New Hope Group

Feb 11, 2021
New Acland faces ‘nightmare scenario’ as legal woes drag on

New Acland faces ‘nightmare scenario’ as legal woes drag on

Hearing dates have been set in November in the ongoing court battle over the New Acland Stage 3 expansion plans. It came after the High Court last week referred an appeal by the Oakey Coal Action Alliance against the expansion back to Queensland’s Land Court. The Land Court of Queensland sat today in a preliminary directions hearing… ...

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Feb 03, 2021
Court orders fresh hearings over coal mine expansion

Court orders fresh hearings over coal mine expansion

The High Court has dealt New Hope Group’s New Acland Stage 3 expansion plans a blow with a decision today which will see the coal miner back in the Land Court. New Hope said it was seeking an urgent meeting with the State Government to secure a commitment on the outstanding approvals for the Darling… ...

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Oct 06, 2020
New Acland in limbo as   court decision reserved

New Acland in limbo as court decision reserved

The High Court has reserved its decision in an appeal which has been hanging over the future of New Acland thermal coal mine, north-west of Oakey. The court is ruling on an appeal from the Oakey Coal Action Alliance in relation to a Queensland Court of Appeal decision in 2019. New Hope Group chief operating… ...

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Jul 08, 2020
New Hope sheds staff as New Acland doubt drags on

New Hope sheds staff as New Acland doubt drags on

New Hope says workers at its corporate office have become the latestcasualties of the State Government’s indecision over New Acland Stage 3. The company announced that 14 per cent of its corporate workforce had been made redundant due to the uncertainty surrounding New Acland Stage 3 and the decline in coal production from New Acland…. ...

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Jun 18, 2020
New Hope rejects unlawful mining allegation

New Hope rejects unlawful mining allegation

New Hope Group has vehemently rejected suggestions it is unlawfully mining at Acland, after allegations the company had taken $500 million of coal in an area for which it never applied. ABC news reported that opponents had raised concerns that the West Pit area being mined at New Acland was outside the mine footprint the… ...

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Jun 17, 2020
New Hope on warpath over Stage 3 approvals

New Hope on warpath over Stage 3 approvals

New Hope Group has slammed ‘unfathomable’ hold-ups over its New Acland Stage 3 coal mine plans after meeting with the State Government last week to present a roadmap to final approvals for the project. If approved, the extension project would create more than 450 new jobs, generate $7 billion dollars for the State economy and… ...

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May 12, 2020
New Hope Group chief executive officer set to retire

New Hope Group chief executive officer set to retire

New Hope Group chief executive officer and managing director Shane Stephan is standing down. Mr Stephan has worked in Queensland’s coal industry for four decades and was appointed CEO of New Hope Group in February 2014. His tenure will end on 31 August 2020 marking six-and-a half years in the role. Among those to mark… ...

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Apr 23, 2020
Renewed calls for New Acland Stage 3 approval

Renewed calls for New Acland Stage 3 approval

Resource industry employer group the AMMA has joined calls for the Queensland Government to finally approve the New Acland mine Stage 3 expansion project. Proponent New Hope Group this week offered to fast-track job creation if it received the green light for what it describes as a ‘shovel-ready project’. The company’s modelling shows the project… ...

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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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