The banality of Anvil

Submission on the Mangoola Coal Project
by Rod Campbell

The Australia Institute made a submission objecting to the proposal to expand and extend the Mangoola coal mine in the Hunter Valley.

The economic case for the Mangoola mine (aka Anvil Hill) has been heavily overstated by its consultants and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE). Methods relied on have been described in the NSW Land and Environment Court as “inflated”, “incorrect” and “plainly wrong”. DPIE officers have breached their legal responsibilities in presenting analysis to the Independent Planning Commission that they know to be misleading or false.

Full Submission