You might remember the furore around NPWS decision to remove an ilmenite tailings dump from Bandjalung National Park without due scientific or environmental reasons to do so.
This will take up to five years using an ill-suited dirt road used mainly by residents, tourists and recreationists.
Twenty heavy truck movements per day, spewing diesel fumes, dust and noise. The pristine Jerusalem Creek and Black Rocks camping area will be tortured daily by noise and air pollution.
Public submission period ended late January 2015 and still no published result or answer to those submissions and the Department has no idea when it will respond! Very curious don’t you think?
The terms of arrangement with the winning tenderer have not been made public nor are the tender details on the NSW Tender website.
Joe Monks, The Gap