New Hope Group’s West Muswellbrook Assessment Lease (AL19) covers an area of approximately 8,100 hectares to the west of Muswellbrook in New South Wales.

Our subsidiary, New Hope West Muswellbrook Pty Ltd, acquired the Assessment Lease in early 2024.

Building on exploration and assessment work carried out by the previous operator, we are currently carrying out desktop activities to further assess the area for potential development as a future mining project. We will be in contact with any affected landholders and residents well before any on the ground exploration or assessment activities are carried out within the Assessment Lease. Any development of the West Muswellbrook into a mining project is expected to take many years and will be subject to substantial community consultation, environmental impact assessments and regulatory approvals.

Header image Community Consultation Strategy for West Muswellbrook Assessment Lease (AL19)

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