Damon Hooker , of  Wattle Ponds NSW, made the following submission on the project:

Change to mining policy

Bloody bad timing with the changes to the SEPP, with the decisions of Mount Thorley Warkworth and Draytonsin the final stages. Though since this legislation has been introduced, it hasn't sped any of the processes up like all those against thought it would. Please consider more than the economics, but the employment and life of all of those affected against the very few that oppose these projects.