The Development Application and Environmental Impact Statement for the Rocky Hill Coal Project (RHCP), proposed by GRL, will be amended and resubmitted following a change in the project design.

GRL has reached an agreement with Yancoal to use facilities at Yancoal’s Stratford Mine to process and despatch any future ROM coal from the Rocky Hill mine.

We are proposing to transfer coal from its mine to the Stratford Mine via a private haul road where it will be stockpiled, treated in the coal preparation plant and loaded on to rail for transport to the Port of Newcastle. This means that the Rocky Hill Coal Project will no longer require its own wash plant, overland conveyor, rail loop or train loader.

We’ll now commence further studies and carry out consultation in the new year to prepare an amended Environmental Impact Statement for submission to the Department of Planning and Environment in mid-2016.

GRL has listened to the concerns expressed by the community and is confident that the changes will contribute to enhanced environmental and community outcomes for the project.

We remain committed to the Rocky Hill Coal Project which will bring much needed investment and jobs to Gloucester.

We’ll continue to keep the community informed on the progress of the revised application.

For information regarding GRL’s exploration activities please visit www.grlcoal.com.au.