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Wollongong avoids mine suspensions

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia
ASX-listed Wollongong Coal has forestalled the suspension of mining operations at its Wongawilli Colliery, in New South Wales, after reaching an agreement with the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) over a number of late payments of various authorization fees. The DPE in February threatened to issue a direction under the Mining Act to suspend operations at both Wongawilli and the non-operational Russell Vale colliery, and in March started proceedings in the Local Court relating to a number of late payments of authorization fees.

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