MTW and Drayton South Projects

November 27, 2015

Today is a bittersweet day for the mining communities of the Hunter.
 
The final approval today from the Planning Assessment Commission for the expansion of Coal & Allied’s Mount Thorley Warkworth mine is welcome news for the mine’s 1,300 mining workers and their families. 
 
This decision will secure these direct mining jobs, as well as thousands of other jobs in related industries and businesses across the region. 
 
However, the recommendation today by the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) that Anglo American’s Drayton South Mine not be approved is a devastating blow for hundreds of workers at the project and their families leading into Christmas.
 
Both of these projects have received very strong support from the local Upper Hunter community over a sustained period, including over 10,000 submissions in support of the Drayton South project. Both of these important projects should have been approved.

Contact: Nat Openshaw | nopenshaw@nswmining.com.au | 0409 758 734 | 02 9274 1419
 

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