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Federal government approves Wollongong Coal expansion

September 03, 2021

ABC News:

The Federal Environment Minister, Susan Ley has granted final approval for Wollongong Coal’s Russell Vale Colliery extension. 

Wollongong Coal Limited (WCL) wants to extract an additional 3.7 million tonnes of metallurgical coal from the colliery 8 kilometres north of Wollongong over the next five years.

It said the project could provide up to 200 jobs and create a $200 million boost to the economy.

The plan received approval from the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission in December last year with 118 conditions.

On Friday, Minister Ley also supplied her support for the mine under the Environment Protection and Conservation Act.

[ Kelly Fuller ] 

More: Wollongong Coal’s expansion is approved by federal government despite company’s $1 billion debt 

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