Comment on Draft Technical Notes supporting Guidelines for Economic Assessment of Mining and CSG Proposals
Comment on Draft Technical Notes supporting the Guidelines for the Economic Assessment of Mining and Coal Seam Gas Proposals
23 October 2017 - Download PDF
This submission builds on our previous comments on the draft Economic Assessment Guidelines for Mining and Coal Seam Gas Projects. We raise a number of concerns regarding guidance on costing biodiversity, noise and greenhouse gas emissions. The proposed Technical Notes are too vague, discretionary and unenforceable; and as drafted are unlikely to improve transparency or consistency of cost benefit analysis for NSW mining and coal seam gas projects – in relation to either public interest considerations or environmental impacts.