New Acland Coal Mine Stage 3 Environmental Authority

14 February 2018

The following statement can be attributed to Shane Stephan, Managing Director

New Hope Group was today advised by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science that it has decided to refuse the application to amend the Environmental Authority (EA) for the New Acland Coal Mine Stage Three Project.

We are disappointed with this outcome and are considering our options in response.

As previously advised a Judicial Review of the Land Court decision is underway.

The Company is committed to securing approval for this Project and in doing so being able to provide ongoing employment for the circa 700 jobs reliant on the Project.