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Community Information Session

Environment Effects Statement Technical Studies

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

A Community Information Session will be held to present summary findings of technical studies for the Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project Environment Effects Statement.

Presentations will be made on the following studies:

  • Socio-Economic
  • Rehabilitation
  • Human Health
  • Water

Community members are invited to attend to hear about the findings of the studies and participate in a facilitated question and answer session.

Wednesday 15th May 2019

7.00pm – 9.00pm

Lindenow Hall, Lindenow

We will aim to answer all questions relating to the above studies. Questions that cannot be answered on the night or on other matters relating to the project may be taken on notice and answers provided within 14 days of the session.

Feedback will be considered for inclusion in the ‘Community Consultation’ Chapter of the EES Report.

Summary information about the Technical Studies is provided in the Information Sheets and Presentations below:

 Information Sheet – Water

 Presentation – Water

 Information Sheet – Socioeconomic

 Presentation – Socioeconomic

 Information Sheet – Human Health

 Presentation – Human Health

Information Sheet – Rehabilitation

Presentation – Rehabilitation

Environment Effects Statement – Technical Studies

Community Consultation – Tuesday 11th September 2018 

Kalbar Resources is seeking further community input on the Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project.

Community Drop-in and Consultation Sessions will be held to discuss the initial findings of two draft technical studies for the project’s Environment Effects Statement: Traffic & Transport and Noise.

Community Drop-in Session

Tuesday 11th September

2.00pm – 5.00 pm

Kalbar Resources office

48 Bailey Street, Bairnsdale

 Call into our office anytime between 2.00pm – 5.00pm:

  • Specialist consultants on the draft Traffic & Transport and Noise studies will be available to speak informally to community members about the initial findings.
  • Kalbar Resources staff will be available to answer questions and hear your feedback about any other aspects of the project.

Community Consultation Session

Tuesday 11th September

7.00pm – 9.00 pm

Lindenow Hall, Lindenow

Attend the Lindenow Hall at 7.00pm:

  • Presentations will be made on the draft studies: Traffic & Transport and Noise.
  • A structured community feedback and question and answer session will follow.

Notes of the sessions will be published on the project website:

Kalbar Resources invites all interested community members to contact us anytime to talk about the Fingerboards Project.

Telephone: 5152 3130

Freecall: 1800 791 396


Office: 48 Bailey Street, Bairnsdale


Community Information and Consultation Session – Environment Effects Statement – draft Technical Studies – Tuesday 17th July, 2018

We are holding a community information and consultation session:

Tuesday 17th July


Lindenow Hall

We will provide an summary of the EES process and how the technical studies fit into the EES.

Technical consultants will present an overview of the draft Technical Studies on: 


Socioeconomic (including Agricultural Impact)

Air quality

A structured feedback session will enable participants to have direct input into the draft studies. We will also invite questions for the consultants about the technical studies.

All interested community members are invited to attend.


Community Drop-in Session – Environment Effects Statement Technical Studies – Tuesday 17 April

Would you like to find out more about the Fingerboards Mineral Sands project by talking to reputable experts and getting firsthand information from Kalbar Resources Ltd?

Do you have any comments you would like to make about the project or the technical studies.

A community drop-in session will be held on Tuesday 17 April 2018 between 4.00pm – 7.00pm where Consultants undertaking some of the technical studies for the Environmental Effects Statement (EES) will be available to discuss the studies.

Kalbar Resources personnel will also be in attendance to discuss the project, potential employment opportunities and the benefits for the East Gippsland Region in relation to the project.

Session details are:-

Where: St Mary’s Parish Hall, Bairnsdale (entry via the back of Subway/McDonald’s carpark)

When: Drop in anytime between 4.00pm – 7.00pm Tuesday 17 April 2018

Technical Consultants in Attendance:    

  • Cultural Heritage – Andrew Long & Associates                                                                  
  • Radiation – SGS                                                                    
  • Traffic – Arup                                                                    
  • Noise – Marshall Day Acoustic                                                                
  • Socio-Economic – Coffey

Your input on local community values – comments invited until 30 April

One of the studies being undertaken as part of the Environment Effects Statement is the Socio-Economic Study.

The study is assessing potential social and economic impacts of the project, including how the project has the potential to impact on the community.

A workshop was held on 20th March 2018 to gather more information from the local community on what is important to them about the area they live in.

Approximately 50 people attended, including residents of the local area and some from elsewhere in East Gippsland.

Attendees listed many of the values that they consider important, including:

  • Peace and quiet
  • Rural lifestyle
  • Strong sense of community
  • Local employment opportunities in agriculture and tourism
  • Family history and connection to the area
  • Clean air and water
  • Landscape views and clear night sky
  • Safety and security
  • Connection to the land, rivers and waterways
  • Places of historic and indigenous cultural heritage significance
  • Flora and fauna
  • Local sports areas
  • and others

 More detailed notes of the meeting are available here.

If you would like to add any further comments about what is important to you, please send an e-mail to

Any comments received by 30 April will be provided directly to the consultants for inclusion in the Socio-Economic Study.