16 Feb 2012

Bathurst Resources shares resume trading

8:03 am on 16 February 2012

Share trading in Bathurst Resources resumed on Monday after the mining company said appeals over its Escarpment mine project should be heard later this year.

The Perth-based firm's plan to develop the Escarpment coal mine project in Buller faces three appeals from local environmental and residents' groups.

After a pre-hearing conference in Christchurch, Bathurst said it would provide evidence to the Environment Court by 1 June.

It said it hoped for a hearing in the September quarter.

Bathurst says it is encouraged that the Environment Court is giving the matter an appropriate level of urgency.