Upper Hunter Strategic Assessment

Partnering with industry to improve biodiversity management

The Upper Hunter Strategic Assessment is a joint initiative of the NSW and Australian governments. They are working with the coal mining industry to improve the planning of new or expanded coal mines which have the potential to impact on biodiversity. By identifying and addressing important biodiversity issues before mine applications are lodged:

  • environmental outcomes will be improved
  • the assessment process will be streamlined
  • there will be greater certainty for the community, industry and government.

Further information

Information on the Upper Hunter Strategic Assessment is being provided by the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure. To find out more, visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au/proposals, call 1300 305 695 or email information@planning.nsw.gov.au.

Further information about strategic assessments

A strategic assessment for managing biodiversity impacts from urban land releases in Western Sydney has been completed for the Western Sydney Growth Centres.

Page last updated: 03 June 2013