OUR MISSION: TO PROTECT THE VALUABLE SOIL AND WATER RESOURCES OF THE FERTILE AND HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE LIVERPOOL PLAINS

Souris speech says precedent has been set


Posted on July 3rd, by rooify in Uncategorized. No Comments

In a speech to State parliament last week, MP for the Upper Hunter, George Souris, called the Planning Department’s new excision of underground water supplies, from Metropolitan Colliery’s long-walling plan, a precedent that should now be used to protect the valuable aquifers under the Liverpool Plains Prime Agricultural Land.

Mr Souris urged the Planning Minister to apply the exclusion criterion “where unique agricultural and environmental benefits are so great that coal mining should never be allowed to occur”.
Read the full Hansard statement here.