The Australia Institute Declares Support For New Hunter Coal Mines

July 17, 2017

17th July 2017



The Australia Institute Declares Support For New Hunter Coal Mines


The NSW coal industry welcomes the support of The Australia Institute for more coal mining in the Hunter.

 

In a surprising move, The Australia Institute has today released a report supporting an increase of Hunter coal export volumes to 235MT by 2035 from new Hunter mines and the expansion of existing operations.

 

“It’s been very confusing over the years to know where The Australia Institute stands on mining in the Hunter.  In the past they’ve called for no new mines in the Hunter, arguing this would have little economic impact,” NSW Minerals Council CEO, Stephen Galilee said today.  


“They’ve repeatedly lodged submissions and given evidence to the Planning Assessment Commission against almost every new Hunter coal mining application.”

 

“Yet today they’ve released a report calling for opposition to new coal mining in Queensland because they say it will cost NSW billions in mining royalties by preventing Hunter coal exports from increasing to 235MT.”

 

“It’s great that The Australia Institute is finally supporting a growing Hunter coal industry, given they’ve publicly argued against almost every proposed new project or expansion, and the associated jobs.”

 

“We look forward to The Australia Institute lodging submissions and giving evidence to the Planning Assessment Commission in support of Hunter coal projects in the future,” Mr Galilee said.


Contact: Harry Stutchbury | hstutchbury@nswmining.com.au | 0409 758 734 | 02 9274 1419


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