Department of Planning & Environment

Proposed amendment to prohibit open cut mining at Drayton South

The NSW Government is proposing to prohibit future open cut mining at Drayton South in the Upper Hunter.

The proposed prohibition requires amendments to the:
• State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) 2007
• State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011.

Drayton South is the subject of recommendations by the independent Planning Assessment Commission.

The Commission has twice refused mining applications on the Drayton South exploration licence area and determined that open cut mining is incompatible with the unique combination of existing land uses in the area.

This proposal is on exhibition from 1 December to 14 December 2017.
Attachments & Resources
Key dates and other information
Exhibition Commences 01/12/2017
Exhibition Concludes 14/12/2017
Type Policies