A Win For Wendy Bowman and the environment
CHINESE mining giant Yancoal has been stopped in its tracks from proceeding with an open cut mine in the historic village of Camberwell due to the actions of local landowner Wendy Bowman.
The ruling means the company cannot pursue it’s South East Open Cut extension without Ms Bowman’s permission.
The NSW Court of Appeal upheld a historic December 2014 Land and Environment Court decision that said no development associated with the project could occur until Ashton had acquired the private property.
It was the first time a court had imposed such a condition.
Camberwell is a small village just off the New England Highway in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is 196 kilometres north of Sydney and 15 kilometres northwest of Singleton in Singleton Shire.