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8 Feb 2019

Anna Keen, Manning River Times (Australia)

Gloucester Resources Limited to review Rocky Hill coal mine refusal

New South Wales Land and Environment handed down its determination to refuse the development application for the Rocky Hill Coal Project on Friday(February 8) in its Sydney courthouse. Although GRL chief operating officer, Brian Clifford was unable to attend court due to prior out of state commitments, he said he was disappointed that the court had refused the mining application.

Mr Clifford said GRL appealed the Department of Planning and Environment’s refusal of the project because the extensive environmental assessment over five years had concluded that the project could proceed with conditions and met all non-­discretionary criteria as set out by the NSW Government...

Gloucester Resources Limited will assess the implications of the court’s decision and consider its next steps.

“The Department of Planning, and the Planning Assessment Commission, both found the project met all non-­discretionary criteria, and on this basis GRL felt compelled to pursue the project,” Mr Clifford said...

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