South32 is seeking approval for an extension to their existing Dendrobium Mine, near Mt Kembla. They are seeking an extension into Areas 5 and 6, which would extend the life of the mine from 2024 to 2048, undermining deeper under the Greater Sydney Water Catchment. This proposed extension is a clear threat to both the water security of 5 million people in the Greater Sydney region, as well as having immense greenhouse gas emissions.
Submissions against the proposal close have now closed. Due to the volume of opposing submissions, the proposal will be assessed by the Independent Planning Commission. You can keep abreast of developments by checking the NSW Department of Planning Major Projects site here.
Read the opposing submission from POWA here