Objection to Springsure Creek project withdrawn
ONE objection to the mining lease applications needed by Bandanna Energy to advance its Springsure Creek coal project has been withdrawn, the company announced to the Australian Securities Exchange today.
"The objection withdrawn today related to a landowner's groundwater concerns," Bandanna said in a statement.
"Following discussions and finalisation of a 'make good' agreement, that landowner is satisfied that their concerns have been addressed.
"Bandanna will continue to work closely with each of the remaining objectors and is seeking to resolve them in the coming weeks.
"Until this process reaches a conclusion, the timing of the grant of the mining leases for the project remains unknown."
On April 23, Bandanna announced six objections were received at the conclusion of the public notification period for Springsure Creek's three mining lease applications and associated draft environmental authorities.
Of the six, three were directly affected landowners, two were from remote landowners in relation to groundwater, and one was from a community group.
Bandanna this week received Commonwealth Government approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
"Bandanna Energy takes its environmental management responsibility very seriously and completed an extensive and very thorough environmental assessment to move the project towards development," managing director Michael Gray said.
The project's Environmental Impact Statement was approved by the State Government in November, 2013.