PER Assessment - where are we now?

 

 

 

PER (Public Environmental Review)

 

ASSESSMENT OF

 

J5 AND BUNGALBIN EAST MINE PROPOSAL

 

BY THE EPA

 

 

WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW?

 

EXPECTED TIMING FOR DECISIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS

1. EPA DECISION ON ITS RECOMMENDATION – does the J5 and Bungalbin East proposed mining project meet the EPA objectives? This was announced and their report released on 28 June 2017. Three Key environmental factors were found to be unmanagable: Flora, Landform and Social surroundings.

2. APPEALS PROCESS AGAINST THE EPA'S RECOMMENDATION (nine appeals have been received) - overseen by the Appeals Office and Appeals Convenor. The Appeals Convenor's report is expected to be released in October 2017.

3. DECISION BY MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT - expected to be announced at the earliest in November 2017, though may be later than this, such as in December 2017 or January 2018.