Hume Coal lodges Response to Submissions with NSW Government

23 July 2018

Media Release

Hume Coal has lodged its Response to Submissions report with the NSW Government’s Department of Planning and Environment.

The lodgement of this document by Hume Coal is the next step in NSW Planning Process for State Significant Developments.

Hume Coal Project Director Greig Duncan said the document was a culmination of supplementary modelling and reports which addressed the matters raised by the community, regulators and government agencies during the exhibition of the Environmental Impact Statement.

“The work undertaken over the past 12 months further reinforces the low risk and low impact design of the proposed underground coal mine.”

The State Government’s independent planning process underpins successful development in NSW and Mr Duncan emphasised the company’s gratitude to all those who took the time to lodge a submission during the exhibition of the Environmental Impact Statement.

For further information on the Hume Coal project, or to view the response to submission report, please visit www.humecoal.com.au or the NSW Major Projects planning portal.

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BACKGROUND

Hume Coal has provided the Response to Submissions report to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. The report will be made available to the public once the department upload the document to the NSW Major Projects Planning Portal. The expected date of upload is 30 July 2018.

Hume Coal lodged its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment in April 2017. The EIS was placed on exhibition for 90 days. Approximately 13,500 submissions were received from community groups, organisations, government agencies and regulators.

Of the submissions received, 11,500 (or 86%) were form letters pre-written by activist groups. There were approximately 1,800 individual submissions from mostly local residents and organisations, which represents about 3% of the Wingecarribee Shire population.

The Hume Coal Project has been designed to integrate into the existing environment while creating 300 full-time jobs and will support the hundreds of local businesses and organisations which support and service the region’s mining industry.