Julie Sheppard , of  Razorback NSW, made the following submission on the project:

Change to mining policy

I fully support the amendment to mining policy to remove the provisions that make resource significance the principal consideration when determining mining applications. This is a welcome return to balanced decision-making.

There are some areas, however, where the environment should have precedence over all other considerations. I refer here to the Special Areas of Sydney's drinking water catchments where there should be a separate SEPP which considers the environment above all else. There can be no more important area of the state to preserve.