Julia Barratt , of  Coogee NSW, made the following submission on the project:

Change to mining policy

I believe that it is common sense to protect and consider the best interests of the people of this country and those who live in the affected areas by considering all possible effects of mining on a particular area including the social, environmental and economic effects.

It actually baffles me that these considerations have not been given greater importance before. In my view the lasting impacts on the condition of the environment and the health and wellbeing of the communities in these areas should be or paramount importance in this process of it is not who is there to protect us and the best interests of the people.