The Spur Hill Underground Coking Coal Project was the first new coal project in NSW to lodge an application for a Gateway Certificate (a Gateway Application). A Gateway Certificate was issued by the NSW Mining & Petroleum Gateway Panel in March 2014.
The NSW Mining & Petroleum Gateway Panel of experts concluded "that in general terms, the panel believes that the likely impacts on BSAL [biophysical strategic agricultural land] and CIC [critical industry clusters] within the Project area should be tolerable and manageable.' The recommendations of the Gateway Panel will be considered during preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.
To view the Gateway Application and the Gateway Certificate for the Spur Hill Underground Coking Coal Project click here.