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INDEPENDENT PLANNING COMMISSION

Residents in the Upper Hunter are a step closer to having an outcome over the proposed expansion of the Wambo Coal Mine.

The Independent Planning Commission held a hearing in Singleton today, listening to submissions by the general public.

“A number of people are making presentations putting in context of the accumulative damage open cut coal mines are doing to Singleton,” Georgina Woods, Lock the Gate.

The original meeting was called off last year, after a conflict of interest was declared by two members of the panel.

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About Georgia Maher

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After studying a BA in Communication and Journalism at UTS, Georgia moved into health and aged care reporting for three years. She also studied broadcast journalism at California State University, Sacramento and The Australian, Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney. An interest in social business took her to India to direct a series of micro documentaries.

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