The Belubula Headwaters Protection Group have produced a flyer outlaying their concerns

Big concerns: BHPG member Tony Newman with a copy of the flyer that will be distributed around Blayney. Photo: Mark Logan.
Big concerns: BHPG member Tony Newman with a copy of the flyer that will be distributed around Blayney. Photo: Mark Logan.

The Belubula Headwaters Protection Group have produced a flyer detailing the many concerns that they believe need to be addressed by the developer of the McPhillamy's Gold Mine, Regis Resources.

To be distributed throughout Blayney the flyer addresses a common thread throughout the community said the president of the group, Daniel Sutton.

“So many people that I and other members of the group chat to are basically unaware of the simple facts around the mine, such as the size and location,” he said.

“So we are taking it upon ourselves to let people know what is being proposed.”

The flyer was created in anticipation of the release of the Environmental Impact Statement in the next few months.

Mr Sutton said that residents should consider writing a submission after the EIS is written.

“We understand that Regis Resources already conducted some information days last year, but many of the community did not attend, therefore we believe that this way of informing the community is an efficient and good starting point.” he said.

The group's greatest concerns outlined in the flyer are the negative impacts that they see occurring to the Belubula River, the visual and noise impact in the area around the mine, and the possible future transportation of ore from the Discovery Ridge mine in Mandurama.

They are also requesting details on the claimed 250 jobs to be creating stating that there is no documentation saying that this will include local residents.

Mr Sutton said that the purpose of the flyer was to educate and engage the community.

“Hopefully with some simple education the community will feel better informed and able to make some knowledgable decisions surrounding the mine,” he said.

BHPG member Tony Newman said that the group was always open to a discussion.

"The group is happy to hear from anyone who has questions regarding the flyer and will answer any questions to the best of their ability," he said. 

"The details of how to contact will be on the front of the flyer."