From Lock The Gate Alliance

Dear Tom,
It’s not very often that we see the NSW Department of Planning opposing a coal mine. This tells us that the Hume Coal mine proposal must be REALLY bad.
But while the government has recommended that Hume Coal’s project in the Southern Highlands should be refused, the final decision rests with the IPC.
To make sure they make the right decision, they need to hear your voice.
Can you spare 5 minutes to officially object to this Project?
97% of the more than 5,000 locals engaged in this assessment have so far objected to this mine. We want to make sure that the IPC hears clearly – one last time – that Hume Coal’s mine has no social licence and must be refused consent.
Can you make a written submission on the Hume Coal Project before 5pm, Friday 23 July using this quick online form?
Here are a few key points you might want to include in your objection:
The project will cause drawdown in a large number of groundwater bores
The project poses a serious risk to water resources in Sydney’s drinking water catchment
There are potential severe or catastrophic safety consequences from subsidence which will be caused by the project
There is extensive and long-standing opposition to the project from the local and broader community and the Council
It’s clear the agricultural land and heritage values of the site means it is not suitable for a greenfield coal mine and is not in the public interest
Let’s work together to keep the magnificent Southern Highlands coal-free.
Yours sincerely,
Nic, Lock the Gate Sydney