A proposal by United Collieries Pty Limited and Wambo Coal Pty Limited for a new open cut mine project at Singleton will be on exhibition from today for community consultation.
The joint proposal seeks to combine the existing open cut operations at Wambo with a proposed new open cut mine at United.
The companies say the new mine, approximately 16 kilometres west of Singleton, will provide jobs for around 500 employees.
The Department of Planning and Environment is keen to hear the community’s views on the proposal which seeks to:
A spokesperson for the Department of Planning and Environment said the local community always has an opportunity to share their views.
“Community consultation is an integral part of the planning process and the applicant will have to respond to the feedback we receive,” the spokesperson said.
“This feedback is taken into consideration as part of the assessment.
“It’s easy to participate by going online and we encourage everyone to take a look and have their say.”
To make a submission or view the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), visit www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au.
Submissions can be made from Thursday 11 August until Thursday 22 September 2016.
Department of Planning and Environment
Attn: Director – Resource Assessments
GPO Box 39
Sydney NSW 2001
The application and EIS are also available to view in person at:
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