Qld Land Court grants New Acland approval

THE Queensland Land Court has recommended that the mining leases and environmental authority amendment for New Hope’s New Acland Mine Stage 3 project be granted subject to certain conditions including the coordinator general first amending the noise limit conditions.

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The recommendation is a positive step for the approval of the project but there are still a number of further steps required in order to obtain final project approval, New Hope said in a statement.
 
"New Hope remains committed to delivering the New Acland Stage 3 project and will actively work with the relevant government departments to progress through these steps," it said. 
 
"Obtaining final approval in a timely manner is critical to ensuring the continuity of operations and therefore employment for approximately 300 employees and 500 contractors currently engaged at the New Acland mine."
 
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the Land Court's decision, saying that the ruling w...