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Departmental Media Release

Have your say on modifications to the Bengalla Continuation Project

  • Date: 06.10.2016
  • Type: Departmental Media Release
  • Author: Department of Planning and Environment

A proposal by Bengalla Mining Company Pty Ltd for modifications to the Bengalla Continuation Project will be on exhibition from today for community consultation.

 

The proposed modifications seek to change the locations of explosive storage and reloading facilities, a water supply pipeline from the Hunter River and top soil stockpiles from fixed positions to more flexible locations within the mine’s approved disturbance boundary.

 

The Department of Planning and Environment is keen to hear the community’s views on the proposed modifications for the project located four kilometres west of Muswellbrook.

 

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 Modification Application and other accompanying documents, visit the Major Projects website.

 

Submissions can be made from Thursday 6 October until Monday 24 October 2016.

 

Written submissions can also be made to:

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

 

The Modification Application and other accompanying documents are also available to view in person at:

  • Department of Planning and Environment: Information Centre, Level 22, 320 Pitt Street, Sydney
  • Muswellbrook Shire Council: Administration Centre, 157 Maitland Street, Muswellbrook
  • Nature Conservation Council: 14/338 Pitt Street, Sydney.

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