Nature Conservation Council visits Blayney

CONCERNS: Back - Cazzie Hedge, Evan Leitch, Tony Newman, Vicki Lockwood and Bob Russ. Front - Bec Price, Chris Gambion and Dan Sutton.
CONCERNS: Back - Cazzie Hedge, Evan Leitch, Tony Newman, Vicki Lockwood and Bob Russ. Front - Bec Price, Chris Gambion and Dan Sutton.

A Minute With The Belubula Headwaters Protection Group

We are a not for profit group who is concerned about the cultural, economic, social and environmental impacts that proposals may have on the Belubula River and its surrounding waterways. Every two weeks we will keep the community up to date with what the group is up to.

Last week we were fortunate enough to have a face-to-face meeting in Blayney with the Nature Conservation Council (NCC)

Both Chris and Max were keen to gain a greater understanding of the Regis Resources proposed gold mine at Kings Plains and the potential effects this is going to have on our environment both flora and fauna, both of which the NCC are very concerned with.

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We feel as a group it is important to raise awareness around the relatively unknown issues of this proposal so our community understands the impact it will have.

A number of key concerns discussed at the meeting included the important vegetation on the mine site which already houses threatened species such as the superb parrot and sugar glider and also the koala.

Another major concern of the NCC is water, with the potential amounts taken out of the system both above and below the ground, the change in the water environment over the mine site and the degradation of quality.

We will be continuing to work very closely with the NCC during the Regis Resources assessment.

If anyone would like more information regarding our group, please look us up on Facebook or email belubulaheadwaterspg@gmail.com

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