Sydney CSG plans stalled
Updated: 04:45, Thursday May 10, 2012
Reported plans to extract coal seam gas in a Sydney suburb appear to have stalled, with Marrickville Council using local planning rules to stymie Dart Energy’s efforts, although the decision may be tested in court.
The company, meanwhile says it’s just carrying out a land use study across its Sydney licence, including the suburb of St Peters, and has no current plans for CSG mining in St Peters.
The company that owns the supposed site, Dial-a-Dump, has dismissed reports the company has already agreed to let Dart use its Holland Street land, saying there is no deal with the mining company permitting the exploration for, or the mining of, coal seam gas.