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Oakey & Acland residents demand New Hope keeps the noise down.

The Acland coal mine near Oakey is one step closer to expansion.

The Land Court has ruled in favour of noise restrictions stemming from mining activities, to reduce the impact on residents in the nearby town of Acland.

Paul King from the Oakey Coal Action Alliance has told the A.B.C...New Hope will struggle to keep to the 30 decibel sound limit at night.

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