Meander Valley Gazette

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Mine meets the people

Events, NewsJoanne EisemannComment

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November 2015 

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THERE WAS a positive vibe when Sibelco Australia hosted a community meeting to discuss proposed changes at the Mole Creek limestone 0peration last month.

Around 50 people including local residents, farmers and business people, representatives from Meander Valley Council, the Environmental Protection Agency and Mineral Resources Tasmania met with Sibelco senior management staff to learn more about the plans and to discuss any concerns.

The discussions and a display of digital images of the proposed works gave attendees a better understanding of the proposed changes and the benefits to the local area.

Operations Manager Leon Porter welcomed the community support that had fielded some good questions.

A small group concerned about the hydrology of the area has been invited to go on site to examine the proposals in more detail.