The Department of Planning and Environment has recommended that the Hume Coal and Berrima Rail projects are NOT in the public interest and should NOT be approved. "The Department considers there is currently considerable scientific uncertainty about the level of environmental damage to both groundwater and surface water resources. The predicted drawdown impacts on the ground water aquifer would be the most significant for any mining project that has ever been assessed in NSW.
The NSW Department of Planning & Environment will be holding two community information sessions regarding the Hume Coal Project. To attend one of the public information sessions, you should REGISTER your interest at 1800 854 405. Location: Exeter Hall, Exeter Road, Exeter Dates & Times: Wednesday 26 April and Thursday 27 April from 6:30-8:30pm For more information please visit the Major Projects website: http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id