DEREK FINTER , of  MUDGEE NSW, made the following submission on the project:

Change to mining policy

The introduction of this provision was a blatant and subservient favour to Rio Tinto to enable the company to proceed with it's Warkworth mine expansion project. This expansion had been ruled inappropriate by both the Land and Environment Court and the Supreme Court when the Bulga and Milbrodale Progress Association fought Rio Tinto's application. The CEO of Rio Tinto flew specially to Sydney to lobby Barry O"Farrell to obtain this provision. It is unjust, illegal from any point of view and must be removed.