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Development of an open cut silver mine and associated infrastructure.

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Case Category
Mining and Resources
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Commissioner (Panel Chair)
Peter Duncan AM
Other Commissioners
Clare Sykes, Peter Cochrane
Planning Officer
Phoebe Jarvis
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Case Status: Determined - Approved
Referral received: 22/12/2022

Key Dates

22 Dec 2022
Referral Received
22 Dec 2022
Public Hearing Speaker Registrations Open
22 Dec 2022
Submissions Open
30 Jan 2023
Meeting with DPE
02 Feb 2023
Meeting with Applicant
02 Feb 2023
Meeting with Mid Western Regional Council
08 Feb 2023
Public Hearing Speaker Registration Deadline
14 Feb 2023
Site Inspection
15 Feb 2023
Public Hearing Day 1
16 Feb 2023
Public Hearing Day 2
17 Feb 2023
Public Hearing Day 3
24 Feb 2023
Submissions Deadline
03 Apr 2023


230403 Bowdens Silver Project SSD 5765 Development Consent
230403 Bowdens Silver Project SSD 5765 Statement of Reasons for Decision
230403 Media Release Bowdens Silver Determination
230310_Statement From Commission
230222_Statement From Commission
Bowdens Silver Referral to IPC
Bowdens Silver Public Hearing Request
Bowdens Silver Assessment Report
Bowdens Silver Recommended Conditions
230209_IN_Applicant Additional static geochemistry testing
230209_IN_Applicant_Koala Population Survey
230215 Bowdens Silver Conflicts of Interest Register
Workability of Conditions
230327 OUT_IPC to DPE_Request for Comment on Recommended Conditions of Consent_Redacted
230329 IN_DPE to IPC_Attachment A Advice on Hazard Audit_Redacted
230329 IN_DPE to IPC_Response to proposed conditions_Redacted
230224 IN_Applicant_RWC Submission
230216 OUT_IPC to Applicant_Bowdens Silver Public Hearing Day 3_Redacted
Department of Planning and Environment
230309_IN_DPE to IPC_RFI Response_Redacted
230309_IN_Attachment A_DPE Water Advice on Harvestable Water Rights_Redacted
230309_IN_Attachment B_Interpreting excluded works factsheet
230309_IN_Attachment C_Bowdens Advice on Maloneys Road Relocation Timing_Redacted
230301 OUT_IPC to DPE_Request for Information_Redacted
230222IN DPE Bowdens Silver Project SSD 5765
230221OUT Letter to Planning Secretary re Bowdens Silver
230216 OUT_IPC to DPE_Bowdens Silver Public Hearing Day 3_Redacted
230213 IN_DPE to IPC_Response to IPC
230210 IN_DPE to IPC_Request for Additional Time_Redacted
230208 OUT_IPC to DPE_Request for Information_Redacted
230223 IN_Council to IPC_MWRC Submission_Redacted


Date and time
11:00 AM Mon 30 January 2023
Phoebe Jarvis
Meeting documents
230130 Bowdens Silver Mine Department Meeting Department Presentation
230130_Bowdens Silver_Department Meeting transcript
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Date and time
10:30 AM Thu 02 February 2023
Phoebe Jarvis
Meeting documents
230202_Bowdens Silver Mine _Council Meeting transcript
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Date and time
9:00 AM Thu 02 February 2023
Phoebe Jarvis
Meeting documents
230202_Bowdens Silver Mine Applicant Meeting transcript
230202 Bowdens Silver Mine Applicant Presentation
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Date and time
11:00 AM Wed 15 February 2023
10:00 AM Thu 16 February 2023
10:30 AM Fri 17 February 2023
Mudgee Showground Main Pavilion
11 Nicholson Street
Phoebe Jarvis
Meeting documents
Final Speaker Schedule Bowdens v5
230215 Bowdens Silver Mine Public Hearing Day 1 Transcript
230216 Bowdens Silver Mine Public Hearing Day 2 Transcript
230217 Bowdens Silver Mine Public Hearing Day 3 Transcript

The community will have its say on a proposal for the Bowdens Silver significant development application (SSD-5765) at a public hearing to be held by the NSW Independent Planning Commission on Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th of February 2023 at Mudgee Showground Main Pavilion (11 Nicholson Street MUDGEE 2850 NSW).

The decision on whether the Bowdens Silver Project will go ahead will be made by the Independent Planning Commission because the Department of Planning and Environment received more than 50 unique submissions objecting to the proposal. 

Commissioners Peter Duncan AM (Chair), Clare Sykes and Peter Cochrane have been appointed to determine the development application.

The Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on the Bowdens Silver Project development application as a livestreamed event at Mudgee Showground Main with registered speakers participating in person or via online videoconference or telephone.

The Commission has access to all previous submissions made to the Department of Planning and Environment on this proposal, so it is particularly helpful for the Commission to also hear from stakeholders about their views on the Department’s assessment of the key issues and proposed conditions of consent. These documents are available on the Commission’s website.

Key issues identified in the Department’s whole-of-government assessment of the development application include: water resources, amenity, traffic, biodiversity, and social impacts.

The deadline for speaker registrations is 5pm AEDT on Wednesday 8th February 2023.

Written submissions can also be lodged using the ‘Have Your Say’ portal on the Commission’s website: Written submissions will be accepted until 5pm AEST on Friday 24 February 2023.

The public hearing will be broadcast live online at

Click here to view the livestream via YouTube. 

Date and time
12:00 AM Tue 14 February 2023
Meeting documents
Bowdens Silver Site Inspection and Locality Tour Images
Bowdens Silver Site Inspection and Locality Tour Notes

Public Submissions

Lue Action Group
00_Cover Letter_Lue Action Group Objection to Bowdens Project_February 2023
01_Surface Water_Shireen Baguley_February 2023
02_Groundwater_Craig Flavel_February 2023
03_Aquatic Ecology_Peter Serov_February 2023
04_Acid Mine Drainage_Michael White_February 2023_Redacted
05_Lead Dust_Mark Taylor_February 2023
06_Human Health AMD Risk_Barry Noller_February 2023
07_Social Impact_Alison Ziller_February 2023
08_Tourism and visitor economy_Karl Flowers_February 2023
08_Visitor Economy Supporting Data_Karl Flowers_February 2023
09_Property Value_Peter Druit_February 2023_Redacted
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Belinda Drysdale 230302_Redacted
Elizabeth Willis 010323_Redacted
Erin Hutchiman 20230306_Redacted
Fiona Evans 230302_Redacted
Francis Pigott 20230306_Redacted
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Jeff Urio 010323_Redacted
Mark James 010323_Redacted
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Paul Macartney 230302_Redacted
Sandra Steele Park 230302_Redacted
Shane Carlson_Redacted
Vince Daspromonte 230302_Redacted
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Barbara Gassmann 220223_Redacted
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Gary Franklin 220223_Redacted
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Ian Mattila_Redacted
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James Stubbings_Redacted
Jamie Agland 210223_Redacted
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Jason Wing 270223_Redacted
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Jimmy Dejuousku 210223_Redacted
John Dipalo 210223_Redacted
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John Patrick Gallagher_Redacted
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Kathleen Armstrong_Redacted
Kerry Davies 220223_Redacted
Kevin Alderson 210223_Redacted
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Lesley Frede_Redacted
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Lois Bray 210223_Redacted
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Maxwell Lindsay 210223_Redacted
MD Robinson_Redacted
Melissa Lameri_Redacted
Michael Feeman_Redacted
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Sam Turnbull 210223_Redacted
Sanjay Mali_Redacted
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Sharyn Munro Submission 200223Redacted
Shiree Phillips Submission 210223Redacted
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Simon Leary 210223_Redacted
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Swee Eng Chen 220223_Redacted
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Teresa Anne Norris 220223_Redacted
Terry Burrows 270223_Redacted
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Veronica Burns 270223_Redacted
Walter Brunner Submission 130223Redacted
Wanda Gall 270223_Redacted
Warren DelGrande 210223_Redacted
Wendy Mirande 210223_Redacted
Will Harrison Submission 090223Redacted
William Somerville 210223_Redacted
William Keating 210223_Redacted
IPC 17 February Anthony McClure Speech Final
IPC 15 February Anthony McClure Speech Final
Bowdens Silver RWC Speech Day 3 17 Feb 2023 FINAL
Bowdens Silver RWC Public Hearing Presentation 15 February 2023 V3 with notes
Applicant Presentation Bowdens Silver RWC 15 February 2023 Nicholas Warren
Applicant Presentation Bowdens Silver 15 February 2023
Bronwyn Wannan Speaker Presentation
Carolyn Barlow Speaker Notes
Derek Finter Speaker Notes
Jayne Bentivoglio Speaker Presentation
Lyn Coombe Speaker Notes_Redacted
Mudgee District Environment Group Speaker Notes
Professor Mark Taylor Submission 23 Feb 2023
Professor Mark Taylor Submission Interim Report for Dust Monitoring at Rylstone Olive Press
Professor Mark Taylor Submission LAG Report
Sonia Christie Speaker Notes _Redacted
Tom Combes Speaker Notes
Michael Southan Australian Olive Industry Bowdens Public Hearing
Phil English IPC Presentation 16 Feb 2023
Shireen Baguley Speaker Presentation
Craig Flavel IPC Presentation Hydrogeology v41
Michael White Speaker Presentation
Barry Noller Presentation IPC 15 Feb 2023
Chris Pavich Speaker Presentation
Tom Combes Speaker Presentation
Mick Boller presentation
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