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Bowdens Silver

Bowdens Silver (SSD-5765)

Posted: 13.01.2023

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.

Anyone wishing to have their say at the public hearing must pre-register on the Commission’s website using the Speaker Registration Form.

The deadline for speaker registrations is 12pm 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
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