Coal Mine to fund community project after allegdly taking surface water

July 12, 2023 9:41 am in by
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Illawarra Coal Holdings Pty Ltd will contribute almost $2.9 million to a community project under an enforceable undertaking (EU) with the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) after the company allegedly took surface water without a licence at its Dendrobium mine.

The monetary contribution is the largest and most significant secured under an EU with NRAR since the agency was formed and will fund a project related to wetland or waterway restoration.

The underground coal mine is at Kembla Heights west of Wollongong, NRAR alleges that the mine’s operations caused the incidental take of surface water without a licence over five years from 2018 to 2023.

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