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Departmental Media Release

Have your say on modifications at Wambo Mine

  • Date: 22.04.2016
  • Type: Departmental Media Release
  • Author: Department of Planning and Environment

A modification request by Wambo Coal to make modifications to the southern longwall panels at the South Wambo Underground Mine, approximately 15 kilometres west of Singleton will be on exhibition from today for community feedback.

 

The Department of Planning and Environment is keen to hear the community’s views on the proposal which seeks to:

  • realign, extend and/or relocate the approved South Wambo Underground Mine longwall panels
  • mine in the Woodlands Hill Seam instead of the Bowfield Seam
  • extend the approved duration of underground mining by seven years until 2032 and open-cut mining by three years until 2020
  • increase the coal production rate from 7.5 to 9.75 million tonnes per year.

 

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 when we develop our recommendations.

 

“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 application visit www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au.

 

Submissions can be made until Friday, 13 May 2016.

 

Written submissions can also be made to:

 

Department of Planning and Environment
Attn: Director – Resource Assessments
GPO Box 39
Sydney NSW 2001

 

The application is also available to view in person at:

  • Department of Planning and Environment, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney
  • Singleton Council, Administration Centre, Cnr Queen Street & Civic Avenue, Singleton
  • Nature Conservation Council, Level 2, 5 Wilson Street, Newtown

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