Congestion at Highbrook
Police are advising of delays at
Highbrook intersection. Both the northbound and southbound
ramps to the southern motorway are currently closed and
traffic is building.
A transport truck is awaiting the
arrival of a crane to move a large concrete slab which has
moved on the truck.
Vehicles are currently being diverted
down Hellabys Road.
Police advise motorists to avoid this
area if possible as delays are
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Scoop Business: Bathurst Gets Nod For DoC Access To Denniston Mine
Conservation Minister Nick Smith has approved access over conservation estate land for Bathurst Resources to develop an open cast coal mine on the Denniston Plateau, above Westport, to the dismay of environmental opponents.
The timing for Smith’s move avoids Bathurst having to resubmit applications for access agreements under the revised Crown Minerals Act, which comes into force tomorrow and would have required public consultation.
The announcement lands in the middle of delicate negotiations between the company, environmental groups and other interested parties that could pave the way to a broader agreement on the Escarpment proposal, whose resource consents are still subject to court appeals. More>>