Delta Coal is planning to consolidate the operations of its Chain Valley and Mannering collieries under one development approval, with the same environmental protection measures, and to boost its workforce by 110.
The two mines supply coal to Vales Point Power Station, but at present operate under separate development consents and environment protection licences.
This Chain Valley Colliery (CVC) Consolidation Project aims to synchronise the two development consents and environment protection licences.
Delta Coal also proposes to extend the CVC consent boundary to allow mining into the Northern Mining area, being approved coal lease areas it acquired in April, 2019, from Centennial’s Myuna Colliery (MC).
Approval of the Consolidation Project will extend the mine life of CVC and MC by another two years to the end of 2029.
The modification proposal also seeks to increase the number of employees under the CVC consent by 110 to a total of 330 full-time equivalent employees.
Umwelt, an environmental and social consultancy company, is conducting a community engagement program to proactively contact landholders in the vicinity of the project to seek their views on the issues that are of most importance to them.
Meanwhile, a Statement of Environmental Effects is open for public exhibition until Wednesday, December 16.
It can be found online at www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au and quoting SSD-5465-Mod-4.