Planning and Assessment Commission rejects Drayton South Coal Project

The New South Wales Planning and Assessment Commission (PAC) announced today that it rejected ANGLO American’s application to approve its Drayton South Coal Project.

The proposed coal mine was within the neighbourhood of the two leading horse studs in Australia: Coolmore and Godolphin (Darley). The studs had fought the development, claiming that they would be forced to leave the area if the mine proceeded. ANGLO American produced various reports from economists in support of its proposal.

Frontier (Asia-Pacific) advised the lawyers for the studs, examining the economic case for the mine.

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