19 September, 2014

Airly Mine Extension Project

EXHIBITION OF STATE SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT
Airly Mine Extension Project
Application No SSD 5581
Location Glen Davis Road, Capertee
Applicant Centennial Airly Pty Limited
Council Area Lithgow City
Consent Authority Minister for Planning
The proposal involves:
 expansion of an existing underground coal mine using bord and pillar and pillar extraction mining methods to produce up to 1.8 million tonnes per annum of run-of-mine coal for up to 20 years;
 construction of a reject emplacement area, sediment dams, dewatering bores and associated infrastructure;
 construction of a previously approved coal handling and preparation plant;
 transportation of processed coal by rail to market; and
 decommissioning all site infrastructure on completion of operations, and rehabilitating the site.

Exhibition
The Development Application, Environmental Impact Statement and other accompanying documents may be viewed on the Department’s website (http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au) and may be inspected from Friday 19 September 2014 until Friday 31 October 2014 during regular business hours at:
Department of Planning & Environment: Information Centre, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney;
Lithgow City Council: 180 Mort Street, Lithgow;
Capertee General Store: Castlereagh Highway, Capertee; and
Nature Conservation Council: Level 2, 5 Wilson Street, Newtown.

Controlled Action under EPBC Act
The proposal is a “controlled action” under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. This means it requires the approval of the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment. The Department of the Environment has decided that this project can be assessed by accredited assessment under the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Consequently, the relevant EPBC Act matters will be assessed under the NSW assessment process.

Submissions
Any person wishing to make a submission should use the online form if possible. To find the online form go to the web-page for this proposal via www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/page/on-exhibition.
Your submission must reach the Department by Friday 31 October 2014. Before making your submission, please read our Privacy Statement at www.planning.nsw.gov.au/privacy or for a copy ring the number below.
The Department will publish your submission on its website in accordance with the privacy statement.
If you cannot lodge online you can write to the address below. If you want the Department to delete your personal information before publication, please make this clear at the top of your letter. You need to include:
 your name and address, at the top of the letter only;
 the name of the application and the application number;
 a statement on whether you support or object to the proposal;
 the reasons why you support or object to the proposal; and
 a declaration of any reportable political donations made in the previous two years. To find out what is reportable, and for a disclosure form, go to planning.nsw.gov.au/donations or ring the number below for a copy.

Contact
Phone: Information Centre - 1300 305 695 or Thomas Watt 9228 6375
Address: Development Assessment Systems & Approvals, Department of Planning & Environment,

GPO Box 39 SYDNEY NSW 2001. Your submission should be marked Attention: Director, Mining Projects.

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