​The Bulga Optimisation Project was approved in December 2014 by the Planning Assessment Commission.   For more information about project, contact Ralph Northey on 6570 2539.

The Project's Response to Submissions and Revised and Amended Project Application Report as well as the  Environmental Impact Assessment can be viewed below.  The Project approval is located under the Approvals tab: http://www.bulgacoal.com.au/en/approvals/Pages/mining-approvals.aspx

Response to Submissions and Revised and Amended Project Application Assessment Report

The Bulga Optimisation Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was on public exhibition by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure (the Department) through May and June 2013.  Following this the Department requested Bulga Coal to respond to the submissions in a Response to Submissions Report.

Throughout 2013 as part of our continued review of the project and acknowledging comments from our consultation and the public submissions, we revised our mine plan.

Our revised plan is largely similar to that proposed within the EIS, however there are some key changes including:

  • Charlton Road is not proposed to be re-aligned;
  • The noise and visual bund has been redesigned and now avoids the Warkworth Sands Woodland;
  • The proposed biodiversity offset package has been increased;
  • Mine infrastructure construction has been reduced; and
  • The eastern emplacement area no longer disturbs private property.

These key changes are discussed further in the Bulga Optimisation Project – Response to Submissions and Revised and Amended Project Application Assessment Report. This report can be downloaded below and is also available on the Department's website at http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=4960

If you would like more information about the project, please contact Ralph Northey on 02 6570 2539.

Response to Submissions and Revised and Amended Project Application Assessment Report - Main Text Executive Summary to Section 39.4 MB
Response to Submissions and Revised and Amended Project Application Assessment Report - Main Text Section 4 Part A8.1 MB
Response to Submissions and Revised and Amended Project Application Assessment Report - Main Text Section 4 Part B to Section 79.2 MB
Response to Submissions and Revised and Amended Project Application Assessment Report - Appendices 1 & 25.9 MB
Response to Submissions and Revised and Amended Project Application Assessment Report - Appendices 3 & 47.3 MB
Response to submissions and Revised and Amended Project Application Assessment Report - Appendix 510.7 MB
Response to Submissions and Revised and Amended Project Application Assessment Report - Appendices 6 to 84.5 MB

 Newsletters

Revised Bulga Optimisation Project Newsletter September 20131.0 MB
Bulga Project community newsletter November 20127.3 MB
Bulga Project community information sheet July 20122.1 MB
Bulga Coal Optimisation Project Information Sheet 2 August 20112.6 MB
Bulga Coal Optimisation Project Information Sheet April 20111.7 MB

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

To view the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act) approval and preliminary documentation.

Environmental Impact Statement

Click on the link below to view the Environmental Impact Statement of the Bulga Optimisation Project.