Macmahon Considers Legal Proceeding Against Newcrest Mining

Macmahon is set to escalate its contract dispute and pursue legal action against Newcrest Mining to get better rates for its work at the Telfer project in Western Australia.

The contractor reportedly did not receive an acceptable outcome through its facilitated negotiation process with Newcrest.

Macmahon plans to bypass the mediation process that usually precedes litigation in place of the past negotiations, and is now seeking Newcrest’s agreement to proceed to litigation immediately.

“We are disappointed we have got to this point, particularly after such extensive discussions to seek to agree an outcome,” Macmahon chief executive Michael Finnegan said.