Kalbar Resources, the proponent of the Fingerboards Mineral Sands mine at Glenaladale, is holding a Community Information Session to present the findings of four recently completed technical studies for the project.
The session, at the Lindenow Hall at 7pm on Wednesday 15th May, will provide presentations on technical studies relating to Water, Socioeconomic, Human Health and Rehabilitation.
Kalbar Chief Executive Officer, Dr Victor Hugo, said: “We want to ensure that community members have the opportunity to hear and ask questions about the findings of these technical studies for the project as they come to hand”.
“Although the final EES is still to be released and publicly exhibited for formal comment, we are keen to ensure that the evidence that has been gathered to this point is available for people to consider and respond”, Dr Hugo said.
The company is finalising studies for the Environment Effects Statement to be lodged with the Victorian Government in the coming weeks.
“We expect that community members are particularly interested in the results of studies that consider the proposed management of surface water and groundwater to protect waterways, and what these studies have found, he said.
“We also know that people are very interested in the proposed rehabilitation of the mine, so that the land can be sustainably returned to agricultural use, along with the large-scale restoration of highly valuable native grasslands”, Dr Hugo said.
The information session will provide the opportunity for community members to ask questions about the findings of the studies and the measures they propose to deal with any potential impacts.
“We maintain an open invitation to community members to ask questions and discuss any concerns about the project, or to let us know if they have information which is contrary to what we provide, as we are committed to ensuring that people have access to the facts about the project”, he said.
The EES will be released for public comment later this year and further information is available on the Fingerboards project website.