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Departmental Media Release

Have your say on modifications to the Bulga coal mine

  • Date: 14.07.2016
  • Type: Departmental Media Release
  • Author: Department of Planning and Environment

A proposal by Bulga Coal Management Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Glencore, for modifications to the Bulga coal mine will be on exhibition from today for community consultation.


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

  • re-design the mine’s eastern mining waste area
  • dispose of coal processing wastes within the main mining pit instead of underground.


The mine is located approximately 12 kilometres southwest of Singleton. The proposed works are to the east of the mine, away from the town of Bulga.


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 statement of environmental effects (SEE), visit www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au.


Submissions can be made from Wednesday 13 July until Wednesday 27 July, 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 and EIS are also available to view in person at:

  • Department of Planning and Environment,23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney
  • Singleton Council, Administration Centre, corner of Queen Street and Civic Avenue, Singleton
  • Nature Conservation Council, 14/338 Pitt Street, Sydney

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