Wingecarribee Council's Internal Administrator Viv May is welcoming the Independent Planning Commission's decision to knock back the Hume Coal proposal for the Southern Highlands.
" This is fabulous news for the Shire and a great relief to many residents " he said.
Mr May said the decision came after more than a decade of community action.
“It’s been a marathon effort on behalf of all involved and I commend everyone for their grit and perseverance,” he said.
Mr. May has also acknowledged the advocacy undertaken by previous terms of Council.
The commission's full statement of reasons can be found on the IPC website.
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