Mine impact study about listening in to community concerns

An opportunity to express concerns or give voice to opportunities to be brought by the McPhillamy’s Gold Project, will be made available at a series of focus groups in Blayney over the next week.

As part of preparing a Social Impact Assessment for the project, Regis Resources have engaged environmental consultants Hansen Bailey, who will be organising the small group discussions.

Principal Social Planner with Hansen Bailey, Bronwyn Pressland said that the small groups would not include representatives from Regis.

“These groups are independent from Regis and they’re designed to inform the SIA component of the EIS,” she said.

“These are about the consequences experienced by people due to any changes brought about by the project.

“We’d like to hear from people about how the project will positively impact them in Blayney, and how it will negatively impact them. 

“We are particularly interested in speaking with business owners and operators in the Blayney Shire to understand current business conditions and to discuss the potential impacts and benefits of the MGP for businesses.”

Ms Pressland stressed that the discussions were not to answer questions about the mine, rather to listen to the questions that the community has.

Friday 12th October - 5.30pm  – 7.00pm Cadia Room - Blayney Community Centre

Wednesday 17th October 10.00am-11.30 am Chambers Room - Blayney Community Centre

Thursday 18 October 12.30pm - 1.30pm and 4.30pm - 6.00pm Chambers Room - Blayney Community Centre

To attend or for further information email Lauren Jessup at Hansen Bailey - ljessup@hansenbailey.com.au or  07 3226 0900.