Response to Leard Forest Research Node report – 25 September 2015

Responding to Leard Forest Research Node’s report regarding Maules Creek mine, as recently as July 2015, the NSW Department of Planning and the Environment, which is the relevant regulatory authority in these matters, said that “the Department is satisfied that the mine has in place an adequate management system to ensure compliance with its noise limits.”

Whitehaven is committed to keeping noise impacts at Maules Creek within the permitted limits and is continuing to work closely with all stakeholders to ensure this outcome.

Whitehaven understands that neither of the cited authors have recognized scientific or technical credentials in the field of acoustics and both have associations with environmental groups that have campaigned actively against the Maules Creek Mine.