New England (north-west)

Planned $65m expansion will extend life of coal mine in northern NSW by 17 years

The life of a coal mine in northern NSW could be extended by 17 years under a $65 million proposal before NSW planning authorities.

Proposed $1bn wind farm near Inverell to generate up to 425MW from up to 159 turbines

A 238 to 425 megawatt capacity wind farm has been proposed in the Kings Plains, Wellingrove and Sapphire areas of the NSW New England region.

Approval granted for life-of-mine extension at Werris Creek open-cut site to boost coal production

Werris Creek Coal Pty Ltd has been granted approval to extend its open cut mine in Werris Creek and increase its coal production rate.

Planned $65m extension to thermal coal mine near Boggabri in north west NSW approved

A planned $65m extension to a thermal coal mine in north west New South Wales has been approved.

Favourable definitive feasibility study bouys Aston Resources' coking coal Maules Creek project

A favourable definitive feasibility study has bouyed viability of Aston Resources' semi-soft coking coal Maules Creek project.

Contract awarded for $72m duplication of Pacific Highway at Devils Pulpit on NSW North Coast

The contract to duplicate the Pacific Highway at Devils Pulpit on the NSW North Coast has been awarded clearing the way for work to start on the $72 million project by year end.

Sedgman signs $30m procurement contract with Aston Resources for Maules Creek Coal Project

Sedgman Limited has signed a procurement contract worth approximately $30 million with Aston Resources Limited subsidiary Maules Creek Coal Pty Ltd for the Maules Creek coal project.

Whitehaven Coal's proposed Rocglen Coal Extension Project on public exhibition until 4 April

Public Exhibition closes 4 April 2011 for Whitehaven Coal Limited's proposed Rocglen Coal Extension Project near Gunnedah.

Maules Creek coal project on track following lodgement of environmental approval application

A decision is expected this month on Aston Resources' environmental approval application for its Maules Creek project, according to a NSW departmental planner.