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New Dates for the McPhillamys Gold Project Public Hearing

Posted: 20.12.2022

The NSW Department of Planning & Environment has finalised its whole-of-government assessment of the McPhillamys Gold Project (SSD-9505), and it has come to the Independent Planning Commission NSW for determination.

The Commission has allocated 6, 7 and 8 February 2023 as the new dates for the Public Hearing into the McPhillamys Gold Project, with registered speakers participating in-person at the Blayney Shire Community Centre (91 Adelaide Street, Blayney NSW 2799) or via online videoconference or telephone. The Hearing will commence at 10am each day.

Speakers who were due to speak at the postponed Public Hearing in December 2022 will be provided the same position in the speaker order across the three days. If you are not able to speak at your allocated time, please contact the Commission via and indicate your preferred speaking time. The Commission will endevour to schedule you to speak at your preferred time.

The Commission will also provide an opportunity to people not previously registered to speak to register for the new dates. Speaker registrations will open on the Commission’s website on Monday 9 January 2023 and close at 5pm AEDT on Monday 30 January 2023. 

How to Register to Speak

If you wish to apply to speak at the Public Hearing, you must complete the online registration form by no later than 5pm AEDT on Monday, 30 January 2023.

Registered speakers will be provided information on how to join the Public Hearing and the technical support to help them prepare for the Public Hearing.

How to Watch the Public Hearing

This Public Hearing will be livestreamed on the Commission’s website:

We will publish a transcript of the Public Hearing on the Commission’s website.

Written Submissions

If you want to have your say on this project, you can also submit comments in writing to the Commission up to one week (seven days) after the Public Hearing via our online portal:

The deadline for written submissions will also be extended to 5pm AEDT on 15 February 2023. Submissions can be made via the ‘Have Your Say’ portal on the website.

Make a Submission

We recognise the importance of community participation in our decision-making process. Using our ‘Make a submission’ form is the easiest way for you to make a submission on cases currently before the Commission.

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