The Department of Planning & Environment exhibited proposed amendments to the coal seam gas and mining reforms announced in January 2014. The changes have now been finalised.
The policy changes:
• ensure a consistent approach to transitional arrangements for the Gateway process
• adjust CSG exclusion zone mapping - an additional 19 properties are proposed to be added to the viticulture Critical Industry Cluster
• clarify that minor modifications of existing CSG projects within CSG exclusion zones, which do not enlarge, expand or intensify CSG development are permissible
• clarify the application of State significant development criteria for CSG exploration wells.
Importantly, no additional coal seam gas development will be allowed in CSG exclusion zones as a result of these changes. The policy will continue to safeguard homes and valuable agricultural land in NSW from the impacts of coal seam gas and coal mining activities.
Attachments & Resources
Key dates and other information
||Department of Planning & Environment, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 2000.
||State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007
|Exhibiting agency or agencies
||Department of Planning & Environment
|Local Government Area