Coalpac Cullen Bullen Coal Mining Proposal

Planning Assessment Commission defers decision on Coalpac’s proposed mine development at Cullen Bullen, due to the impacts of dust, noise and blasting on the health of residents.

An independent review of plans for a controversial mine expansion on the edge of the Blue Mountains has recommended the project not be approved.

The Planning Assessment Commission has found the benefits of Coalpac’s proposed mine development at Cullen Bullen, in the Lithgow district, are “substantially outweighed” by the negative impacts it will have.

The company wants to extend and consolidate its Cullen Valley and Invincible mines, which would see up to 900 hectares of open cut mining developed.

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