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NSW Department of Planning recommends Hume Coal review

Coal News - Published on Tue, 18 Dec 2018

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The NSW Department of Planning and Environment announced its assessment report to the Independent Planning Commission (IPC), citing the Hume Coal project is ‘not approvable in its present form’. Project Director Mr Greig Duncan said that whilst the company was disappointed by the findings of the state’s planning department, it is important to understand that the determining authority for State Significant Developments in NSW, such as the Hume Coal Project, is the IPC. “The NSW Department of Planning and Environment is yet another stakeholder involved in the state’s planning process and as such is entitled to put forward its opinion on the project proposal.”

Mr Duncan said that “Despite the department’s findings, the company strongly believes it has put forward a strong proposal which is low impact and ensures the long term sustainability of the operation while generating hundreds of employment opportunities and millions of economic benefits for the Southern Highlands.”

Mr Duncan reiterated the company’s commitment to working with the IPC and stakeholders, including the local community to ensure a positive outcome for the project and our local region.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 18 Dec 2018
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