Graham Barnes , of  wingham NSW, made the following submission on the project:

Change to mining policy

I commend the Minister for this proposed amendment. The health, well-being and mutual support of affected communities should NEVER be put at risk for the sake of the profit of the few who are not residents.
As other coalminers' transport commitments expire they are closing down their pits because current market prices are below extraction costs due to falling demand. The remainder are only offsetting their transport costs but nevertheless are operating at a loss. Their arguments for further mining concessions therefore are ineffectual.
The Minister's proposal makes good sense and I once more commend him.