About the Project

Introduction

Narrabri Coal Operations Pty Ltd (NCOPL) is seeking consent to extend the Narrabri Underground Coal Mine under the State Significant Development provisions of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

An environmental impact statement (EIS) is required as part of the Project’s assessment approvals process. The EIS includes a social impact assessment (SIA) that is being undertaken by social planners from the firm CDM Smith.

The Project

The Project seeks to extract coal to the south of the current mine within the existing Exploration Licence area, and via the established surface infrastructure, using the existing coal handling preparation plant, rail loop, box cut and offices.

The mine area will be extended underground to gain access to additional coal reserves. This will allow a slight increase in the coal production rate (from 11Mtpa to 13Mtpa) and extension to the mine operating life of 14 years from 2031 to 2045.

The mine extension will not require significant additional workers, however the extension of the mine life will provide continued employment for local people.

More information about the Project, including a map showing the extension area, is available at: http://www.whitehavencoal.com.au/narrabri-mine/

SIA Survey and Data Collection

This survey has been designed to gather information from community members, landholders, businesses and service providers in the Narrabri and Gunnedah local government areas (LGAs) to inform the SIA. The purpose of the survey is to give you the opportunity to have your say on the impacts that you feel may potentially affect you and your community.

This survey is being conducted by CDM Smith as the SIA specialist. The survey is anonymous – you do not need to provide any contact information. The information that you do provide will be stored securely and anonymously.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Thank you for completing the survey.
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