Whitehaven Coal is seeking approval for the Vickery Extension Project, an open cut mine, 25km north of Gunnedah. The NSW Department of Planning’s final assessment says the project is “approvable.”

The Independent Planning Commission has 12 weeks to make a decision on the mine, making the deadline 12 August 2020. To see how you can have your say go to Events.

Whitehaven Coal operates four coal mines in the Gunnedah Basin in the North West of NSW.

Maules Creek – open cut – 45km south east of Narrabri – operating since 2015

Narrabri – underground – 17km south east of Narrabri – operating since 2012

Tarrawonga – open cut – 16km northeast of Boggabri – operating since 2006

Werris Creek – open cut – 4km south of Werris Creek, 15km north of Quirindi – operating since 2005

Polluting the Pilliga – video produced by the Leard Forest Research Node