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Hume Coal still hopeful of an approval for mining proposal in the Southern Highlands | Southern Highland News



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A lack of approval for the Hume Coal Project from the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) is not the death knell for the mining proposal. Hume Coal project manager Rod Doyle said the final decision on the project would be made by the Independent Planning Commission (IPC). He said he was still hopeful of a “Blues’ guernsey” for the project. “The IPC is the decision maker, the consent authority, and it will make the final decision on this project based on facts and data,” he said. His comments follow the release of a report from the DPE recommending to the IPC, for the second time, that the project not be approved. READ MORE: Mr Doyle was quick to point out that while he believed the report from the DPE was…

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