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THE APPLICATION PROCESS

This project submission is classified as a State Significant Development (SSD)

This information is a direct excerpt from the NSW Planning Portal, and has been simplified below.

1. Early consultation

The companies proposing this quarry must consult with the Department. 

The Planning Secretary will issue the companies with the environmental assessment requirements (SEARs) for the project.

The SEARs outlines the information that must be included in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project, as well as the community engagement that must be undertaken.

The Companies have also engaged Jane Seaborne of Landscape Research and Communications to prepare the Social Impact Assessment for the project, (once Jane has responded to our request for information, we'll advise the community on what information we need to be included in her submission).

WHAT YOU CAN DO

1) Complete this form and sent to the nominated email address

2) Write to the Ministers/ Decision Makers/ The Companies

3) Sign the Petition

4) Donate to the cause

5) Like and Follow our Facebook Page to stay up to date

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2. Prepare EIS

The Companies must prepare the EIS in accordance with the SEARs.

The EIS submission will take in to account the economic, environmental and social impacts of the project and help the community. government agencies and the consent authority to make informed submissions or decisions on the merits of the project.

At this stage, we need to watch and wait to see what components are included in this report. Once this report is submitted, the community will have an opportunity to take opposition action. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

1) Complete this form and sent to the nominated email address

2) Write to the Ministers/ Decision Makers/ The Companies

3) Sign the Petition

4) Donate to the cause

5) Like and Follow our Facebook Page to stay up to date

3. Exhibit DA

The quarry submission will be exhibited for at least 28 days.

At this point, the community will have another chance to submit oppositions.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

To be advised.

4. Respond to Submissions

After exhibition, the Department will publish our submissions and ask The Companies to prepare a Submissions Report.

The Companies will be able to respond to our objections and issues raised in this report.

The consent authority will evaluate the merits of the project in accordance with our objections and the remediation/ mitigation methods outlined by The Companies.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

To be advised.

5. Development Application Assessment

The Department will assess all submitted material and prepare an Assessment Report.

This may include further community engagement, requesting additional information from The Companies, seeking advice from government agencies and independent experts and preparing recommended conditions of consent.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

To be advised.

6. Determine DA

The Independent Planning Commission or a delegate of the Minister for Planning will be the consent authority for the Development Application.

They will evaluate the merits of the project,  against the matters in Section 4.15 of the EP&A Act and may approve the development application (subject to modifications for conditions) or refuse it.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

To be advised.

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