Council to meet with Vale

THERE has been another turn in the David and Goliath battle between Moranbah residents and the company behind the proposed Isaac Plains Coal Mine expansion.

The newest proposed mine site is just 7km from the town’s post office.

In December, a mediation process between Isaac Regional Council and mining company Vale went through the Brisbane Land Court, followed by another hearing in Moranbah.

The mediation was ordered by the Land Court after council objected to the expansion of Isaac Plains Coal Mine in September due to the proximity of operations to the township of Moranbah.

Isaac Regional Council chief executive officer Mark Crawley said the hearing in Moranbah was similar to the one held in Brisbane.

“The court has issued 15 orders. Basically what this means is there are a number of things that need to be carried out with both sides.

“For example, further meetings and reviews with experts from either side.”

Another hearing for objectors will be heard in March.



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