Russell Vale Colliery

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Russell Vale mine expansion gets approval from planning commission

THE major expansion of the Russell Vale Colliery has been given the green light by the NSW Independent Planning Commission. As part of the approval, Wollongong Coal will mine under the catchment area, which supplies water to the Cataract Reservoir, and is a backup supply for Greater Sydney.  Wollongong Coal Limited sought planning approval to … Continue reading

Protest group brings their mining concerns to Cataract Dam

OVER 40 people visited Cataract Dam on Sunday to raise concern over what they claim is mining-related damage in the surrounding water catchment. The convoy, organised by Protect Our Water Alliance (POWA), comes as two coal mines, Russell Vale Colliery and Mt Kembla’s Dendrobium, seek NSW State Government approval for expansions, despite mounting community concern … Continue reading

Russell Vale Colliery expansion plans

THE Greens have vowed to fight the proposed Russell Vale Mine expansion, after Wollongong Coal held a little-advertised consultation in Corrimal late last month, Illawarra Greens spokesperson and mayoral candidate Mithra Cox said. Wollongong Coal plan to expand underground mining from its Russell Vale colliery has been held up by the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) … Continue reading

More jobs lost at Russell Vale pit

ALMOST 50 of Gujarat NRE Coking Coal’s 450 workers have finished employment at its Russell Vale and Wongawilli mines on Friday. Chairman Jasbir Singh announced 47 people had been offered a voluntary redundancy package, after the company was forced to restructure its workforce at its two collieries. The company planned to shed about 90 jobs, … Continue reading

Russell Vale Colliery set to expand long wall mining

THE Illawarra Residents for Responsible Mining  (IRRM) will be forced to fork-out $40,000 in security costs for its case to be heard in the Land and Environment Court against Gujarat NRE Coking Coal Ltd (GNRE). IRRM had brought a case to test the legality of GNRE’s commencement of long wall mining in the absence of … Continue reading

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