Shenhua negotiating with landholders to run power poles through farms

Shenhua in negotiations to make a power play

SHENHUA has approached a number of landholders in the Liverpool Plains, seeking to run power poles through properties to provide electricity to the proposed coal mine site.

The Chinese mining company attempted to negotiate with at least three landowners, who all rejected the offer.

However, it is understood one landholder is open to the proposal.

The likely route for the power poles will be along the Pullaming stock route, before crossing a private property to the mine site.

The company's exploration licence will expire mid-next year, after being granted a two-year extension by the state government in 2018.

The renewed licence includes a cancellation clause which allows the government to effectively terminate the project on June 30, 2020, if Shenhua fails to bring the project to production stage by applying for a mining licence.

Shenhua was approached for comment, however the company declined to comment.

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