In response to all submissions made to the 2019 Environmental Impact Study we have made some changes to the plan.
The changes aim to address the concerns and reduce the environmental impacts of the Project.
Among other things we have reduced the dimensions of the proposed longwalls and removed one of them from the plan in order to reduce overall subsidence.
To address concerns about the amount of vegetation clearing associated with the extension of the rejects emplacement area (REA) the proposed footprint of the REA has been reduced by 74 per cent. This significantly reduces the area of vegetation clearing required by 32 hectares.