In a surprise announcement this week, South32 have abandoned their plans to expand the Dendrobium Mine. Workers at the mine were apparently told this news via text message.
While South32 has admitted the expansion did not stack up economically — a something POWA has been questioning for some time — its also clear that the strength of opposition to this expansion over the last 3.5 years in the Illawarra has played no small part.
POWA held a celebratory demonstration outside the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment office in Wollongong today.
A HUGE thank-you to all of you who helped in this fight ❤