As many would be aware, the Southern Highlands’ community recently received news that the NSW Department of Planning & Environment – through its preliminary assessment report - has recommended that the Hume Coal Project and associated Berrima Rail Project should not be approved. Read more about the assessment here.
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.
The IPC has set its hearing date for Tuesday, 26 February 2019.
View the IPC notice here.
HAVE YOUR SAY
The public hearing will be held at Moss Vale Services Club, Argyle St & Yarrawa St, Moss Vale, from 10:00am on Tuesday, 26 February 2019.
Note: The Commission has tentatively set aside Wednesday, 27 February 2019 to extend the hearing to a second day should it be necessary.
If you wish to apply to speak at the public hearing, you must complete an expression of interest form and return it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that it is received by no later than 5pm AEDT on Friday, 15th February 2019. The form is available here or at https://www.ipcn.nsw.gov.au/projects/2018/12/hume-coal-project-and-berrima-rail-project.
Speakers should familiarise themselves with the Commission’s ‘Public Hearing Guidelines’, prior to presenting to the Panel. The guidelines are available here or at https://www.ipcn.nsw.gov.au/policies.
For more information regarding the hearing, visit the IPC website here.
Not able to attend the hearing? WRITE A SUBMISSION HERE (https://www.ipcn.nsw.gov.au/have-your-say)
Written submission will be accepted up to 5pm AEDT on Wednesday 6 March 2019.