Hunter Valley residents lose battle against mine expansion – ABC News




Residents of the small Hunter Valley community of Bulga lose their battle against a controversial mine expansion, with the project given final approval.

The Mount Thorley Warkworth project has been the subject of a long-running war between mining giant Rio Tinto and the residents of Bulga.

The Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) today approved the mine’s expansion which will see the life of the mine extended by more than 20 years.

The proposal will involve the creation of an open cut super pit near the village of Bulga, to extract hundreds of millions of tonnes of coal.

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