Hundreds of jobs at Tahmoor mine have been secured for a decade with the news that extension plans have been approved by NSW’s Independent Planning Commission.
“This news comes as a great relief to the 400 directly employed mineworkers at Tahmoor, ancillary staff at the mine and workers and businesses across the community who rely on Tahmoor for their livelihoods,” said CFMEU Mining and Energy District Secretary Andy Davey.
“While there are conditions to work through, the IPC has found that the extension is in the public interest and will deliver significant community and economic benefits.
“Well done to everyone who spoke up for Tahmoor mine and the value of coal mining jobs. It’s a terrific outcome in the face of a dirty tricks campaign by property developers and bizarre opposition from the local member.”