Lisa Foster , of  Murrurundi NSW, made the following submission on the project:

Change to mining policy

Thank you Rob Stokes for putting the people ahead of mining profits. For once. Commodity prices will not recover in the short term, coal mining is at the bottom of the barrel now with China REJECTING NSW coal because it is so dirty. Why extend or open new mines when the current crop are UN SUSTAINABLE.
What is sustained however, is the environmental massacre these mines leave behind. What about the voids? No legislation to remediate or rehabilitate so our Valley will be left a desolate wasteland once the industry ceases to exist. Thanks Mr Stokes for at least making environmental considerations IMPORTANT. Why did it take so long? Regards Lisa Foster