EIS SUBMISSION PROCESS
The public exhibition period for the Hume Coal Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the associated Berrima Rail Project EIS has now ended.
Thank you to all those who made a submission.
You can view the official Battle for Berrima submission here.
The NSW Department of Planning & Environment has collated submissions received during the public exhibition period. View the submissions by clicking on the relevant project links below.
The NSW Department of Planning & Environment Assessment
The Department through its preliminary assessment report has recommended that the Hume Coal Project and associated Berrima Rail Project should not be approved.
View the Department's press release here.
View a summary of the key points from the assessment here.
View the full assessment report here.
While both an encouraging and critically important development in the battle to prevent Hume Coal gaining approval, prevention of the project is not yet a certainty.
Because more than 25 submissions objecting to the proposal were received, the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) must now hold a public hearing into the project and determine Hume Coal’s development application.
Read more about the IPC process here.