8 May 2013
NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, Professor Mary O'Kane, was directed by NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell in February to conduct a comprehensive review of CSG-related activities, focussing on the human health and environment impacts.
Public submissions officially closed on Friday 26 April 2013.
"My office has so far received more than 200 submissions from people right across NSWand I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has taken the time to lodge submissions.
"I will provide my initial report to the State Government mid-year as requested; however, the independent review will continue for many months to come.
"As such, I would encourage affected community and industry groups to come forward and share their views about CSG-related activities as the review continues." Professor O'Kane said.
Professor O'Kane will provide an initial report to the Premier and the Minister for Resources and Energy on her findings and observations in July this year.
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