GRL will not appeal Rocky Mine Coal Mine decision

Gloucester residents celebrating the decision to refuse the approval of the Rocky Hill coal mine by the NSW Land and Environment Court in February.
Gloucester residents celebrating the decision to refuse the approval of the Rocky Hill coal mine by the NSW Land and Environment Court in February.

After years of division in the Gloucester community about the proposed Rocky Hill Coal Mine on the edge of town, the matter is now over.

Gloucester Resources Limited has decided not to pursue its appeal option through the NSW Supreme Court Court of Appeal against the NSW Land and Environment Court's decision to dismiss the GRL's appeal against Department of Planning and Environment's (DPE) refusal of the development application for its Gloucester coal mine.

The decision was handed down in February and provided scope for GRL to appeal by the end of business on Wednesday May 8.

GRL had lodged its notice of appeal on March 5 which allowed the option to appeal by the May deadline.

In a statement from GRL, it has been confirmed that appeal will not proceed.

"This means the Rocky Hill Coal Mine will not proceed," a spokesperson for GRL said.

"GRL will now carry out further assessment its current Exploration Licences in the area."