Bylong mine proposal moves to next stage

ABC reports: Planning for the proposed KEPCO Bylong coal mine in the Upper Hunter is moving to the next stage after the release of requirements for the project.

The secretary of the Department of Planning has issued extensive environmental assessment requirements to develop the combined open cut and underground mine to extract six million tonnes of coal annually for 30 years.

The environmental impact statement will be among the first to address Mining and Petroleum Gateway Panel recommendations, paying particular attention to biophysical strategic agricultural land.

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