Port Waratah Welcomes Release of Terminal 4 PAC Review Report
Port Waratah welcomes the conclusion by the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) that the Terminal 4 project is approvable, subject to certain conditions.
Port Waratah notes that in reflection of the diverse range of stakeholder input, the PAC has commented on a range of issues including some that also apply to the broader industry and the long term development of the Port of Newcastle.
“We are pleased that we have reached another critical milestone in an assessment process which has taken four years so far,” said the CEO of Port Waratah, Hennie du Plooy.
“To keep the process moving forward, we will aim to provide a response to the Department of Planning and Environment as promptly as possible, giving careful consideration to the recommendations and how they apply to the Project scope.
Despite challenging conditions, the Hunter Valley coal industry in 2014 is once again on track to increase output to record levels, reinforcing the need to continue planning for the future growth of coal exports from Newcastle,” he said.
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