Please read the following for information about the EIS. Hopefully we will be able to provide a link to a site soon where a simple one or two step submission is possible. Stay tuned!
Don’t be daunted by the process or the Government preamble below. It is designed to confound and confuse the public so fewer people try, but other ways of making submissions are possible, including hand writing. It is still a legal submission if you don’t use their preferred form or if you don’t sign your email copy. Just get your thoughts down and sent them in. Please contact us for any assistance. We will be having extra meetings in this period to help.
Making a submission for the Stage 3 EIS New Acland Expansion
Access Coordinator Generals Office webpage info about submissions and forms: http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/assessments-and-approvals/new-acland-coal-mine-stage-3-expansion.html
This will direct you to New Hope’s website to access EIS or Executive Summary
Submissions close at 5pm on 3 March 2014.
How to make a submission
1. Read the draft EIS
- Download the draft EIS or a summary of the draft EIS,
To order a free copy on DVD or purchase a printed copy by telephoning +61 7 3418 0500 or emailing email@example.com
- view a printed copy between 20 January 2014 and 3 March 2014 at:
- Toowoomba Regional Council service centres:
- 4 Little Street, Toowoomba
- 64 Campbell Street, Oakey
- 89 Mocatta Street, Goombungee
- National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra
- New Hope Community Information Centre, Shop 90/88, Campbell Street, Oakey
- State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane.
2. Make a submission
- Toowoomba Regional Council service centres:
- Read the fact sheet on making a submission ( 388 KB), and
- complete the draft EIS submission form ( 247 KB).
If you have special communication needs and wish to make a submission, telephone
the EIS project manager on +61 7 3452 7433 to make alternative arrangements.
3. Send your submission
Send your completed and signed submission form to one of the following:
c/- EIS project manager – New Acland Coal Mine Stage 3 project
Coordinated Project Delivery
Office of the Coordinator-General
PO Box 15517
City East Qld 4002 Australia
Fax: +61 7 3452 7486
The EIS must contain all the information needed to address the
Terms of Reference (TOR) for the project, including a comprehensive Social Impact Assessment and the proposed mitigation actions.
From the Factsheet for making a submission :
When making a submission:
clearly state the matter(s) of concern or interest and list points to help with clarity
reference the relevant section(s) of the draft EIS
provide factual information relied upon and its source
describe the measure you consider would be appropriate to improve the proposal
provide sketches or diagrams if they assist to clarify your submission
ensure your submission is legible.
Note: Under section 157O of the SDPWO Act, it is an offence to give the Coordinator-General a document that contains information known to be false or misleading.
For a submission to be ‘properly made’ under the SDPWO Act, it must:
be made to the Coordinator-General in writing
be received on or before the last day of the submission period
- be signed by each person who makes the submission
state the name and address of each person who makes the submission
state the grounds of the submission and facts and circumstances relied on.
Note: Under the SDPWO Act, the Coordinator-General may accept a submission that is not a ‘properly made’ submission. However, to ensure you have appeal rights under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, your submission must be ‘properly made’.
For more information about this consultation, contact the Office of the Coordinator-General on:
From OCAA: How to complete the submission form:
This is like our TOR submission early in the year. You don’t have to follow this table exactly but they suggest the following format
- Section of the EIS
- Describe the issue
- Suggested solution
They show a sample submission page, (see below).
Download the draft EIS submission form and add extra pages as you need.
The Coordinator General is permitted by law to collect personal information.
Social Impact Assessment and other important stuff
This is a requirement of coordinated projects
The Guidelines for SIA are found here http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/resources/guideline/social-impact-assessment-guideline.pdf
The Social Impact Assessment is found in Chapter 16 of the EIS.
The Social Impact Management Plan is found in Appendix J 14 of the EIS
The Appendix J is very important to look at and comment on- besides SIMP it has rehabilitation plans, air emissions and water management plans, biodiversity offsets, the Heritage Colliery Management Plan etc etc