Centennial is seeking to renew Airly's existing planning consent which is required by 2014. Under the renewal process, Airly is proposing to extend operations into the eastern section of the mine’s current Mining Lease.
Under the renewal process, Airly proposes to continue the underground mining operations at Airly, increase the mine’s coal extraction capacity and upgrade existing site infrastructure.
In order to consult with the community on the proposed project, Airly is holding a number of Community Information days, with the first two already held throughout the first couple weeks in November.
“It was great to see community members come to the Capertee Hall to learn more about Airly’s renewal activities and it gave us the opportunity to answer questions and to generally catch up with those who have been interested in the mine since its beginnings,” said Airly’s Greg Brown.
“We really encourage the community to come to the next session to learn more about the proposal, see the project plans, to grab a copy of our latest newsletter and to ask us questions.
“A big thank you must go to the Capertee Rural Fire Brigade who cooked the BBQ during the first information session and Bogee Brigade who looked after us at the second, and we will be looking forward to having the CWA catering at the next session,” concluded Greg.
The next community information session about the Airly Extension Project will be held on Saturday 17th November from, 9am – 1pm, at the Wallerawang CWA Hall, Wallerawang.
For further information about the Airly Extension Project please visit the Airly Project page or click here.