Council Concerns About Wallarah 2 Coal Project Remain

Date

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Release

Central Coast Council concerns about the effect on the drinking water catchment, environment and residential areas will be central to its review of modified plans for the Wallarah 2 Coal Project released to the public last Friday.

Wallarah 2 have modified the plans related to the rail loop, rail spur line and train load out facility. The project also has been modified to introduce a coal conveyor and realign the sewer connection.

The State Significant Development was recently lodged with the Planning Assessment Commission and is on public exhibition for six weeks.

The former Wyong Shire Council opposed the mine back in 26 February 2014 due to the potential impacts on the drinking water catchment areas. The former Gosford City Council also opposed the project in March 2014.

Council will closely review the revised plans with a view to lodging a submission.

The closing date for the public exhibition is Monday 5 September 2016, and Council is encouraging community members to take this opportunity to have their voice heard.

Information regarding the project is available from the State Government website – www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au

The application will be determined by the NSW State Government.

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