NSW Mining welcomes state and federal MOU on one-stop-shop

November 05, 2013

The NSW Minerals Council welcomes the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the NSW and Federal governments to streamline the environmental approvals process.
 
“Today’s announcement of a MOU on a one-stop-shop for environmental approvals is another step forward in returning investor confidence to NSW; essential for creating jobs and maintaining economic stability,” NSW Minerals Council, CEO, Stephen Galilee said.

“NSW competes with other states and international locations for investment.  Over recent years the approvals process in NSW has become overly bureaucratic and cumbersome, making our state less attractive for investment.”

“This MOU signals the commitment of both the NSW and Federal governments to maintain strong environmental and community protections while restoring investor confidence in this state,” he said.

“We look forward to seeing fast progress on delivery of these promised reforms, so that the words expressed in the MOU are matched by real action,” Mr Galilee said.
 
ENDS.
 
Contact: Chris Rath crath@nswmining.com.au or 0409 758 734 

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