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5 APRIL 2018 - FIRST YEAR METAL FABRICATION APPRENTICESHIP FOR BLAKE @ COASTWIDE SITE SERVICES SOMERSBY

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29 MARCH 2018 – DISPELLING WATER ASSESSMENT MYTHS: FACTS NOT FICTION

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21 MARCH 2018 – OLD FASHIONED APPROACH GIVES CALEB A START AT SHELLY BEACH MECHANICAL

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20 MARCH 2018 – NORTH WYONG COMPANY "ALL STATES TRAILER SPARES" GIVES SAM A START

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16 MARCH 2018 – LOCAL ELECTRICAL COMPANY "ELEKTRON" BRINGS OUT THE SPARK IN BEN

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21 FEBRUARY 2018 – WALLARAH 2 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION LAUNCH 2018 GRANT PROGRAM

Wallarah 2 Community Foundation has today launched its annual Grants Program, which will see the Foundation provide grant funding to community organisations for projects and initiatives that positively benefit the environment, community wellbeing or education outcomes within the Wyong Region.

A funding initiative of the Wallarah 2 Coal Project, the Foundation actively partners with community groups for the benefit of the entire Wyong community and is currently welcoming applications for individual projects or initiatives ranging up to $3,000 in value.

Community organisations, groups and individuals can apply for Foundation grants by visiting the Community Programs Page on the Wallarah 2 Coal Project website (www.wallarah.com.au) and completing the 2018 Grant Application form. Applications close at 4pm on Monday 26 March 2018.

Click here  to view the Community Programs page.

 

WALLARAH 2 MOVES TO NEXT STAGE

On 16 January 2018, the Planning Assessment Commission approved the Wallarah 2 Coal Project subject to numerous stringent conditions covering the full range of environmental and social aspects. This follows exhaustive environmental, social and economic studies and reviews by relevant authorities.

The approval instrument and all related environmental impact assessment leading to the determination can be found at the Department of Environment and Planning website  Click Here  and at the Planning Assessment Commission website Click Here

However, there is much work ahead as we continue our progress. The Project will move to the next stage of evaluating the approval details, scoping additional approval and licensing requirements, detailed design work and completing a final feasibility study.

Our website will keep stakeholders informed of progress.

       
23 NOVEMBER 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - WATER WISE KIDS AT TOUKLEY PRESCHOOL KINDERGARTEN
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23 NOVEMBER 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - GRANT FUNDING PROVIDES NEW BOOKS FOR HALEKULANI LIBRARY
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17 NOVEMBER 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR THE WYONG BRANCH OF NATIONAL SENIORS AUSTRALIA
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17 NOVEMBER 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - CHINESE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
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17 NOVEMBER 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - GRANT HELPS INDIGENOUS CHILDREN OBTAIN BIRTH CERTIFICATES
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17 NOVEMBER 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - GRANT ENABLES REFURBISHMENT OF TOUKLEY LIONS FOOD VAN
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30 OCTOBER 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - WALLARAH 2 FUNDING BOOST FOR MENTORING STUDENTS

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30 OCTOBER 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - LEARNING AS YOU GROW: KOOLOORA PRESCHOOL'S BUSH TUCKER GARDEN

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26 SEPTEMBER 2017 - DoPE MEDIA RELEASE - WALLARAH PROPOSAL REFERRED FOR INDEPENDENT CONSIDERATION
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13 SEPTEMBER 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - BERKELEY VALE RURAL FIRE BRIGADE WEARS THE PANTS

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30 AUGUST 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW, DOYALSON COMMUNITY

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AUGUST 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - BATEAU BAY PCYC - CHANGING THE LIVES OF CENTRAL COAST KIDS
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JULY 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - DOYALSON GIRLS SQUADRON EXPAND LEARNING AREA 
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11 MAY 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - NICHOLAS ZEPANTIS IS EXPRESS LUBE'S 10TH APPRENTICE

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11 MAY 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - HEATH GETS A WELCOME BOOST WITH INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIP

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MARCH 2017 - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS - PLANNING ASSESSMENT COMMISSION
The independent Planning & Assessment Commission (PAC) will hold a public hearing on Wednesday 5 April 2017 at Wyong Golf Club   Click here  to view the notice. 

03 MARCH 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT   The Department of Planning & Environment have completed their Assessment Report which is available on their website.   Click here for Department of Planning's website.
The independent Planning & Assessment Commission (PAC) will now review the Department's assessment report and may hold a public hearing. 
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28 FEBRUARY 2017 - APPLICATIONS EXTENDED FOR INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIPS
The Wallarah 2 Coal Project is seeking to grant two scholarships to prospective Indigenous university students in 2017.  Click here for more information.  
Applications now close on Monday 6th March 2017.


24 FEBRUARY 2017 – WALLARAH 2 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION LAUNCH 2017 GRANT PROGRAM

Wallarah 2 Community Foundation has today launched its annual Grants Program, which will see the Foundation provide grant funding to community organisations for projects and initiatives that positively benefit the environment, community wellbeing or education outcomes within the Wyong Region.

A funding initiative of the Wallarah 2 Coal Project, the Foundation actively partners with community groups for the benefit of the entire Wyong community and is currently welcoming applications for individual projects or initiatives ranging up to $3,000 in value.

Community organisations, groups and individuals can apply for Foundation grants by visiting the Community Programs Page on the Wallarah 2 Coal Project website (www.wallarah.com.au) and completing the 2017 grant application form. Applications close at 4pm on Monday 27 March 2017.

Click here to view the media release. 

Click here to view the Community Programs page.


FEBRUARY 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - A GREEN INJECTION FOR MANNERING PARK TIDY TOWNS
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FEBRUARY 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - LOCAL JPS HELP INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY OBTAIN BIRTH CERTIFICATES
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FEBRUARY 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - IT'S SAFETY FIRST FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY WITH FIRE EDUCATION BUS
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FEBRUARY 2017 - NSW MINING - LATEST NEWS - PRIME MINISTER TURNBULL'S NATIONAL LEADERSHIP ON ENERGY POLICY   Click here  to view media release. 

 

JANUARY 2017 - MEDIA RELEASE - THE LAKES SURF CLUB KEPT AFLOAT BY WALLARAH FUNDING
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JANUARY 2017 - APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIPS
The Wallarah 2 Coal Project is seeking to grant two scholarships to prospective Indigenous university students in 2017.
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NOVEMBER 2016 - FLY-OVER VIDEO

A computer generated fly-over video has been prepared to provide a depiction of the coal handling conveyance and train loading facilities of the proposed Amended Development.

The video emphasises the proposed infrastructure and simplifies the vegetation conditions which are shown much less dense than in real life (see also the attached note).

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NOVEMBER 2016 - RESPONSE TO SUBMISSIONS  Wallarah 2 has completed its Response to Submissions which addresses all submissions made from the community and agencies during the exhibition period of our Amended Development Application.


AUGUST 2016 - CHINESE CULTURAL FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE MULTICULTURALISM ON THE COAST
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AUGUST 2016 - FACTS NOT FICTION
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09 AUGUST 2016 - WOOD YOU BELIEVE IT? - WOMEN IN A MEN'S SHED
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21 JULY 2016 - AMENDMENT FACT SHEET
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21 JULY 2016 - MEDIA RELEASE - APPLICATION TO AMEND WALLARAH 2 MINE PROPOSAL
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11 JULY 2016 – WALLARAH 2 FUNDS DEFIBRILLATOR FOR LOCAL CROSS COUNTRY GROUP
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8 JUNE 2016 – WALLARAH 2 SUPPORTS THE ARTS THROUGH THE GENERATIONS
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2 JUNE 2016 - MEGHAN SHINES IN MECHANICAL SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICESHIP, SPONSORED BY WALLARAH 2

16-year-old Wadalba student Meghan Britton has taken on a school-based mechanical apprenticeship with Booth’s Motor Group at Tuggerah.

This has been made a possibility through a Memorandum of Understanding between Central Coast Group Training and the Wallarah 2 Coal Project who continue to provide funding and support to apprentices seeking placement in the electrical, automotive and engineering trades.

Partnering with businesses in the Wyong Shire area, Central Coast Group Training has organised the placement of two new school-based apprentices and one new full time apprentice in 2016 under the agreement with Wallarah 2.

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20 MAY 2016 - GURINGAI AGREEMENT SEES FIRST UNIVERSITY STUDENT SPONSORED BY WALLARAH 2

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4 MARCH 2016 - FILMS4CHANGE SEEK TO EDUCATE COAST COMMUNITY ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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26 FEBRUARY 2016 – OPERATION SAVES LIVES AIMS TO EDUCATE CENTRAL COAST KIDS ABOUT FIRE SAFETY

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24 FEBRUARY 2016 – WALLARAH 2 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION LAUNCH 2016 GRANT PROGRAM

Wallarah 2 Community Foundation has today launched its annual Grants Program, which will see the Foundation provide grant funding to community organisations, programs and initiatives that positively benefit the environment, community wellbeing or education outcomes within the Wyong Local Government Area (LGA).

A funding initiative of the Wallarah 2 Coal Project, the Foundation actively partners with community groups for the benefit of the entire Wyong Shire community and is currently welcoming applications for individual projects or initiatives ranging up to $5,000 in value.

Community organisations, groups and individuals can apply for Foundation grants by visiting Community Foundation tab on the Wallarah 2 Coal Project website (www.wallarah.com.au) and completing the 2016 grant application form. Applications close at 4pm on Monday 28 March 2016.

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Click here to view the Community Foundation page.

 

22 FEBRUARY 2016 - HAVE YOU SEEN THE LATEST LOCAL ADVERTISEMENTS FROM THE MINE SUBSIDENCE BOARD?

Informative new advertisements from the MSB can be found here which highlight not only the long history of coal mining in the Wyong Shire, but also how landowners, builders, prospective purchasers and interested public can access the community services and information provided by the MSB.


10 FEBRUARY 2016 - WALLARAH 2 FUNDS VITAL EQUIPMENT UPGRADE FOR LAKES SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

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29 JANUARY 2016 - IT’S SMOOTH SAILING FOR HOPETOWN SCHOOL STUDENTS THANKS TO WALLARAH 2 GRANT

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20 JANUARY 2016 - WALLARAH 2 GRANT ENSURES ALL WYONG SHIRE STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY

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16 DECEMBER 2015 - THE SILVER LINING IN THE COAST'S YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS

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9 DECEMBER 2015 - CENTRAL COAST KIDS IN NEED BETTER OFF WITH WALLARAH 2 FUNDING

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16 NOVEMBER 2015 - ZONTA CLUB EMPOWERS CENTRAL COAST WOMEN THANKS TO GRANT FROM WALLARAH 2

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2 NOVEMBER 2015 - WALLARAH 2 DONATION VITAL IN DELIVERING JP SERVICES TO THE WYONG COMMUNITY

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15 OCTOBER 2015 - SCHOOL MENTOR PROGRAM RECEIVES BOOST FROM WALLARAH 2 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAM

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SEPTEMBER 2015 - NOTE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

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22 SEPTEMBER 2015 - CAMP BREAKAWAY GROUNDS SET TO BE BLOOM THANKS TO WALLARAH 2

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8 SEPTEMBER 2015 - CHINESE CULTURAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATES CULTURE ON THE COAST

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4 SEPTEMBER 2015 - WALLARAH 2 SUPPORTS CASAR PARK RACETRACK

The CASAR Park racetrack application to Wyong Council was publicly exhibited in August and Wallarah 2 lodged a submission in support of the proposal. The racetrack and the surface facilities for Wallarah 2 are noted to be compatible developments.

Should appropriate resolution of the mine’s access to the Main North Rail Line be reached to enable Wallarah 2 to be approved and constructed, great opportunities can open up for favourable synergies between the two projects. For example, Wallarah 2 could assist CASAR Park with a future (and superior) road access from the south, possible employment and training linkages, and Wallarah 2 will be providing water, sewer and power connections to the Tooheys Rd precinct.

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27 AUGUST 2015 - WALLARAH 2 FEEDS THE CENTRAL COAST THROUGH GRANT TO FOODCARE

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10 AUGUST 2015 - WYONG COAL SIGN MUTUAL AGREEMENT WITH GURINGAI TRIBAL LINK ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

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4 AUGUST 2015 – DELIVERING A LOW EMISSION COAL FUTURE

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20 JULY 2015 - MANNERING PARK TIDY TOWNS CLEAN UP WITH GRANT FUNDING

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9 JULY 2015 - WALLARAH 2 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SUPPORTS YARRAN EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES

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11 MARCH 2015 - LUKE FOLEY HAS A DANIEL ANDREWS MOMENT ON WALLARAH 2 ‘BAN’

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9 MARCH 2015 - WALLARAH 2 POISED TO INVEST $1 BILLION TO CREATE 300 LOCAL JOBS AND BOOST ECONOMY

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2015 WALLARAH 2 COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM

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All applications must be submitted using the online application form, which can be downloaded here .

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DECEMBER 2014 - KEEPING THE COMMUNITY INFORMED

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NOVEMBER 2014 - CAMP BREAKAWAY

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OCTOBER 2014 - NSW ACTIVE RETIREES 'PLAN IT YOUTH'

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SEPTEMBER 2014 - NORTHEN LAKES POWER NFL

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AUGUST 2014 - TOUKLEY PRESCHOOL

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JULY 2014 - 2014 WALLARAH 2 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENTS

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JULY 2014 - KEEPING THE COMMUNITY INFORMED

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JUNE 2014 - UPDATE: ADVERTISED NOTICE OF CORRECTION TO THE SCHEDULE OF LANDS TO DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION SSD 4974

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28TH APRIL 2014 - MEDIA RELEASE WALLARAH 2 PLEDGE $100K TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

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26TH MARCH 2014 - MEDIA RELEASE WALLARAH 2 COAL PROJECT

Wallarah 2 rejects Darkinjung's opportunistic $300 million cash grab for land access. 

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17TH MAR 2014 - KEEPING THE COMMUNITY INFORMED

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3RD MAR 2014 - PLANNING & ASSESSMENT COMMISSION ADVISES OF PUBLIC HEARING DATE

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24TH FEB 2014 - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR WALLARAH 2 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS

Go to the Community Foundation page for more details....

 

18TH FEB 2014 - MEDIA RELEASE WALLARAH 2 COAL PROJECT

Planning Dept. report concludes Wallarah 2 project can proceed with conditions. Click here to view the media release.

 

18TH FEB 2014 - MEDIA RELEASE NSW GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & INFRASTRUCTURE

Wallarah 2 Coal Project recommended for approval and will be reviewed by independent Planning Assessment Commission.

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FEB 2014 - EMPLOYMENT AT WALLARAH 2

We are currently going through the NSW Government Approval process which we are expecting to be finalised in mid 2014. Assuming the project receives approval, there will be a mine construction period of 3 years before longwall operations commence. Due to the long lead time before coal extraction occurs, we are not taking resumes at this early stage but please keep an eye on this website and local newspapers for project and employment updates.

We look forward to Wallarah 2 being a major employer on the Central Coast in the near future.

 

JAN 2013 - WALLARAH 2 EXPANDS ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ACTIVITIES

Wallarah anticipates that this year will be focused heavily on planning and assessments, undertaking multilevel contractual activities in anticipation of the $850 million three year construction plase of the Project.

At the end of 2013 Wallarah 2 commenced an extension to its thorough groundwater management program, installing four new deep water monitoring bores.

Utilising the latest in innovative Vibrating Wire Piezometers, these bores will offer further comprehensive environmental monitoring data, in line with Wallarah's commitment to environmental sustainability.

 

DEC 2013 - AN UPDATE ON THE PROJECT

2013 was an important year for Wallarah 2 as it moved into the next phase of the approval process administered by the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure.

In the latter part of 2013 Wallarah meticulously reviewed all submissions received during the public exhibition process and provided detailed responses via the Department of Planning and Infrastructure.

Wallarah 2 now awaits an Assessment Report from the Department and advice as to a possible public hearing and a review of the Project by the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC).

The PAC is independent of the NSW Government, the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure and the Department of Planning and Infrastructure and provides independent expert advice to the Minister on planning and development matters.

It is expected that draft consent conditions should be received in the first quarter of 2014.

 

JUL 2013 - WALLARAH 2 ASSISTS LOCAL CHARITY

Wallarah 2 is pleased to be supporting Community Advocates, a locally run, not for profit charity servicing the Central Coast. Wallarah 2 provide Community Advocates a dedicated area where they can safely store stock to be used across their programs, which provide practical assistance to those in need in the community.

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DEC 2012 - PARTNERING FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING

The Wallarah 2 Coal Project has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with TAFE NSW Hunter Institute and Central Coast Group Training.

The MOU’s are part of the the ongoing development of the vocational training stream of the Wallarah Community Foundation.

With the support of W2CP, Central Coast Group Training will provide apprentices in the electrical/automotive/engineering trades to partnered host businesses within the Wyong Local Government Area.

Specifically it will include two school based apprentices from Wyong Trade High School and two full time apprentices sourced from the local community.

TAFE Hunter Institute will offer training and related services to Wallarah and its clients.