A COAL export terminal worth $5 billion in New South Wales which would have created 1500 jobs has been put on hold after Hunter Valley coal producers pushed to reduce contract tonnages as market conditions put future mine expansion plans in doubt. Port Waratah Coal Services, which is backed by a consortium of miners led by Rio Tinto and Xstrata, said there would not be enough demand to justify proceeding with its planned T4 coal loader development slated for Kooragang Island near Newcastle.
See http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/bn-coal-export-project-shelved/story-e6frg9df-1226634235997.
There has been very strong community opposition to construction of the terminal.