Springvale mine extension project : Submission

by Rod Campbell

The Australia Institute made a submission to the September 2015 Planning Assessment Commission hearing on the Springvale coal mine extension proposal. Key points:

Economic assessment of the project fails to comply with NSW government guidelines and widely-accepted professional standards.

  • No indication is provided as to the financial viability of the mine, making all claimed economic benefits at risk of serious overstatement.
  • The Department of Planning and Environment recommendations of approval are based on flawed assessment. 

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