Mining leases approved for Wallarah 2 coal project on NSW Central Coast

The Wallarah 2 coal project on the NSW Central Coast has been granted two mining leases by the state government after more than a decade of controversy and scrutiny.

The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting the NSW government has approved two coal mining leases to Kores Australia, a subsidiary of Korea Resources Corporation.

The $800 million mine is expected to create more than 1700 direct and indirect jobs over a 28-year lifespan, according to the Department of Planning and Environment.

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