The New South Wales government says it will not release other parts of the Liverpool Plains for mining exploration, despite renewing the Shenhua exploration license.
It comes just twelve months after the state bought back half the license, in a bid to ‘strike a balance between protecting the area’s farming future and encouraging investment in the resources sector.’
Resources Minister, Don Harwin says the renewal allows Shenhua to continue exploration but does NOT provide approval to start mining.
The exploration licence for the Shenhua Watermark Coal Project has been renewed today by the NSW Government. The Resources Minister says they “will not release further parts of the #LiverpoolPlains for exploration”. @nbnnews pic.twitter.com/v44Fa6zNPV
— Amelia Bernasconi (@millbernasconi) July 19, 2018
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