The NSW Resources Regulator has taken two Wollongong Coal companies to court after they allegedly failed to pay rent and levies worth more than $288,000.
The Regulator has begun court proceedings against Wollongong Coal Limited and its subsidiary, Wongawilli Coal Pty Ltd over what it claimed was a failure to pay annual rental fees and administrative levies under the NSW Mining Act.
Wollongong Coal Limited owns the Russell Vale Colliery and Wongawilli Coal Pty Ltd, which operates the Wongawilli Colliery.
The Regulator will allege Wongawilli Coal failed to pay required rents and levies (under Mining Licence 1565) totalling $140,250.50 by September 24, 2016.
Wongawilli Coal also allegedly failed to pay required rents and levies worth $122,941 (under the Consolidated Coal Lease 766) by October 24, 2016.
The Regulator will allege Wollongong Coal failed to pay $25,153.33 worth of required rents and levies (under Mining Purposes Lease 271) by June 24, 2016.
The penalty for breaching the Mining Act section is up to $11,000 for a corporation.