Chapter 9 and 5 –  SES and Coastal submission dates

UPDATED NOV 29 - see highlighted changed dates below Here is a useful and handy list of the relevant dates for Chapter 9 and 5 – SES and Coastal submission dates. I have listed them in chronological order so they are easier to follow. I was having trouble getting them all straight myself as they are listed in topic form rather than chronological in the report. You will still need to refer to the pre-hearing reports for the exact details and direction applicable for each date. Hope you find this helpful- feel free to share it around. Please refer to the pre-hearing report for exact direction from the independent hearing panel. Chapter 9 SES and natural features- download pre-hearing report

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