Hume Coal public presentation before June 28 council meeting

Hume Coal will give a public presentation about its proposed mines before the next council meeting on June 28.

Despite previously rejecting invitations from council to present at the council chambers, Hume Coal will provide detail about its applications made to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

These applications involve the establishment of a new underground coal mine to the south of Berrima and a new railway line from the proposed mine to join the Boral Cement Works line at New Berrima.

The presentation will run from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and will be followed with a presentation by Coal Free Southern Highlands (CFSH) from 2.30pm to 3.15pm.

The CFSH presentation will address research and investigations into the Hume Coal Environmental Impact Statement and the group’s pending submission. 

This presentation follows an earlier address by CFSH, held in the council chambers on May 24.

The dual presentations are the result of a notice of motion passed at the May 24 council meeting which invited representatives from both groups to deliver their respective addresses.

There will be a 15-minute break between the coal presentations and the start of the ordinary council meeting from 3.30pm on June 28.

The meetings will take place in the council chambers in Civic Centre on Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale.

All council meetings are open to the general public.