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Page last updated
23/03/2022
Location
Chair of Panel
Alice Clark
Other Panel Members
Peter Williams, Chris Fell
Planning Officer
Brad James
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Case Status: Determined - Approved
Referral received: 05/08/2020

Key Dates

Documents

201208 Russell Vale UEP Development Consent
201208 Russell Vale UEP Media Release
201208 Russell Vale UEP Statement of Reasons
Statement
201123 Statement from Commission Public Comment on Additional Material
Additional Material
201109 IN Resources Regulator Response to Clarification Request
201116 IN DPIE Response to Clarification Request_Redacted
201123 IN IAPUM Advice
201027 Deadline extended for public comment on Russell Vale Expansion Project
Request for Public Hearing_Russell Vale
DPIE Letter of Referral
DPIE Final Assessment Report
Russell Vale Revised UEP Recommended Conditions
Applicant
201009 OUT Commission matters to Applicant ahead of meeting_Redacted
201023 OUT Applicant re Questions on Notice_Redacted
201027 IN Applicant re Response to Questions on Notice_Redacted
201102 IN Applicant re Comments at Public Hearing_Redacted
Department
201009 OUT Commission matters to Department ahead of meeting_Redacted
201104 OUT Commission Clarification from DPIE re Economics and Rehabilitation_Redacted
Resource Regulator
201009 OUT Commission matters to Resource Regulator ahead of meeting_Redacted
201016 IN Resource Regulator re Confirmation of Position_Redacted
Independent Expert Panel for Mining in the Catchment
201105 OUT Commission re Request to Independent Expert Panel for Mining in the Catchment_Redacted
201016 Site Inspection Applicant Handout
201016 Site Inspection Drone Footage
201016 Site Inspection Notes
201020 Locality Tour Notes
201130 Cath Blakey
201130 Illawarra Residents for Responsible Mining
201130 Lock the Gate
201130 Protect Our Water Alliance
201130 Umwelt

Meetings

Date and time
9:00 PM Mon 19 October 2020
7:30 PM Tue 20 October 2020
Contact
Brad James
Meeting documents
document
Russell Vale Public Hearing Notice
document
Russell Vale Public Hearing Schedule Day 1
document
Russell Vale Public Hearing Schedule Day 2
document
201019 Public Hearing Transcript Day 1
document
201020 Public Hearing Transcript Day 2

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment has now finalised its whole-of-government assessment for the Russell Vale Underground Expansion Project (MP09_0013) and provided it to the Independent Planning Commission NSW for determination.

The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces has requested that the Commission conduct a public hearing into the carrying out of the Project prior to determining the state significant development (SSD) application for it.

As required under COVID-19 regulations, the Commission will conduct this public hearing electronically by video conference (with an option to participate by telephone).

Three Commissioners have been appointed to determine this SSD application: Professor Alice Clark (Panel chair), Dr Peter Williams and Professor Chris Fell AM. They will host the Electronic Public Hearing from 10am AEDT on Monday 19 October 2020 to hear directly from community members. (Please note: The Commission has tentatively set aside Tuesday 20 October 2020 to extend the public hearing to a second day should it be necessary.)

How to Have Your Say

If you wish to apply to speak at the Electronic Public Hearing, you must complete the registration form available on our website by no later than 5pm AEDT on Monday 12 October 2020. Those who are registered to speak will be provided further technical information closer to the hearing.

How to watch and/or listen to the Public Hearing

This Electronic Public Hearing will be broadcast on the Commission’s website:  www.ipcn.nsw.gov.au/livestream. If you have no or limited internet access, you’ll be able to listen to a live audio stream of proceedings by dialing 1800 093 431 and entering the following PIN: 25135846#

 A transcript of the hearing will be published on our website.

Written submissions

The Commission will accept written comments on the Russell Vale Underground Expansion Project up to one week (seven days) after the hearing via email, post or our online portal: www.ipcn.nsw.gov.au/have-your-say. The deadline for written submissions is 5pm AEDT on Tuesday 27 October 2020. Written comments are weighed the same as spoken presentations.

Merit appeal rights

After this public hearing, no merit appeal may be brought under Division 8.3 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 in respect of any future decision made by the Commission as consent authority for this SSD application.

Date and time
12:00 AM Wed 14 October 2020
Contact
Brad James
Meeting documents
document
201013 Meeting with Applicant Transcript
document
201013 Meeting with Applicant_Presentation Material
Anyone wishing to access the transcript of this meeting must read and agree to the following disclaimer:
 
This transcript is made publicly available. Any views expressed by persons who presented to the Commission at this meeting, are not the views of the Commission or any of its employees. By clicking on and accessing the transcript you confirm that you have read and accepted the terms of the disclaimer.
Date and time
1:30 AM Thu 15 October 2020
Contact
Brad James
Meeting documents
document
201014 Meeting with Department Transcript
Anyone wishing to access the transcript of this meeting must read and agree to the following disclaimer:
 
This transcript is made publicly available. Any views expressed by persons who presented to the Commission at this meeting, are not the views of the Commission or any of its employees. By clicking on and accessing the transcript you confirm that you have read and accepted the terms of the disclaimer.
Date and time
3:30 AM Wed 14 October 2020
Contact
Brad James
Meeting documents
document
201013 Meeting with Resource Regulator Transcript
Anyone wishing to access the transcript of this meeting must read and agree to the following disclaimer:
 
This transcript is made publicly available. Any views expressed by persons who presented to the Commission at this meeting, are not the views of the Commission or any of its employees. By clicking on and accessing the transcript you confirm that you have read and accepted the terms of the disclaimer.
Date and time
8:30 PM Tue 13 October 2020
8:30 PM Mon 19 October 2020
Contact
Brad James
Meeting documents
document
201013 Meeting with Wollondilly Shire Council Transcript
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This transcript is made publicly available. Any views expressed by persons who presented to the Commission at this meeting, are not the views of the Commission or any of its employees. By clicking on and accessing the transcript you confirm that you have read and accepted the terms of the disclaimer.
Date and time
10:00 PM Tue 13 October 2020
Contact
Brad James
Meeting documents
document
201013 Meeting with Wollongong City Council Transcript
Anyone wishing to access the transcript of this meeting must read and agree to the following disclaimer:
 
This transcript is made publicly available. Any views expressed by persons who presented to the Commission at this meeting, are not the views of the Commission or any of its employees. By clicking on and accessing the transcript you confirm that you have read and accepted the terms of the disclaimer.

Public Submissions

Public Submissions
201005 Our Blue Dot
201014 Adrienne Shilling
201024 Joy Nason
201026 Geraldine Wood
201026 Jennifer Fitzgerald
201027 Christine Underhill
201027 Greg Doyle_Wollongong City Council
201027 Keelah Lam
201027 Rebecca Albury
201027 Richard Maitland
201027 Shirley Gladding
201102 Elizabeth Boyd
201102 Sonya McKay
201120 Dr Peter Turner
201014 Illawarra Business Chamber
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