New South Wales has a robust and thorough planning assessment process that requires extensive environmental assessment, design and community consultation to finalise an application that is acceptable for approval. This process has been designed for the protection of the local community and ecological environment.
Hills of Gold Energy will be a state significant development and will be assessed under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act of 1979 and most recent updates from 2017.
The process for this assessment will include ongoing community consultation as mentioned on our Community Page as well as regular updates as further design and assessment of the project is completed. We will post all information regarding the project below and it will also be available from the NSW Department of Planning and Major Projects website.
The current planning process requires the following stages to be completed. There will be ongoing opportunities for the community to provide input directly to us or through the planning process once all information about the project is in final form. Information will be provided through this site, through regular newsletter updates and through the Community Consultation Committee once it is formed.