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Statement from the Commission

West Culburra Concept Proposal

Posted: 15.01.2021

On 17 October 2018, the Independent Planning Commission refused development consent for the West Culburra Concept Proposal (SSD 3846).

The Commission’s refusal was then appealed by the Applicant for the Concept Proposal (Sealark Pty Ltd) in the merits jurisdiction of the Land and Environment Court of NSW. As part of those proceedings, Sealark Pty Ltd was granted leave by the Court to rely on an amended application for the Concept Proposal.

The Commission is currently assessing the amended application and considering whether to consent to approve the development as amended.

The amended application, along with the accompanying updated Environmental Impact Statement, will be exhibited from Friday 15 January 2021 to Friday 26 February 2021 electronically on:

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Anyone can make a written submission about the amended application during the exhibition period. As the Department is acting for the Commission in the proceedings, submissions are to be addressed to the Department as set out below, not to the Commission.

Web submissions

To make an online submission, please go to the Department’s Major Projects website at Search for this project under On the application’s webpage, click 'Make a Submission'. You will be required to log in or create a user account. Follow the online instructions.

If you cannot lodge online, you can post your submission to the address below. If you want the Department to withhold your personal information before publication, please make this clear at the top of your cover letter and do not include personal details in your attached submission. If you post your submission, it needs to be received by the Department before the close of the exhibition period.

Your submission must include the following:

Privacy statement

Before making your submission, please read the Department’s Privacy Statement at or call the number below for a copy. The Department will publish your submission on its website in accordance with its Privacy Statement. To find out what consitiutes a reportable political donation, and to access a disclosure form, go to or telephone the number below for a copy. The disclosure requirements apply to both postal and online submissions.

For more information, you can contact the Department via: Telephone: 1300 305 695 Email: Post: Director, Industry Assessments Planning and Assessment Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Locked Bag 5022 PARRAMATTA NSW 2124

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