Mine information day draws good response

Stawell Gold Mines was pleased with the response to its information day conducted on Saturday to answer questions in relation to the Big Hill Enhanced Development Project.

General Manager Troy Cole said an estimated 50 people attended the information day at the Stawell RSL to learn more about the project, have their questions answered and to gain a better understanding of the Environment Effects Statement that has recently been released.

Mr Cole said there was a good cross section of residents, business operators and other interested parties at the open day.

They were given an opportunity to speak one on one with key project team members and specialists who provided information and answered questions about the project itself and about the Environment Effects Statement.

The EES documents are on public display until Tuesday, May 13.

Mr Cole said questions raised at the information day related to the short and long term impacts of the project, the open-cut mining process, what's going to happen to Big Hill when mining ceases, the environment and health.

He said it was important for people to have their questions answered now as submissions regarding the EES needed to be with the Government by 5pm on Tuesday, May 13.

The EES is still available for viewing during normal business hours at:

Stawell Library, Sloane Street, Stawell.

Northern Grampians Shire Council office, 63-65 Main Street, Stawell.

Victorian Government Book Shop, 20/80 Collins Street, Melbourne.

Regional Development Victoria - Grampians office, 111 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat.

The statement, including the technical appendices, is available for viewing online at the SGM website www.crocgold.combighill

Questions about the project and exhibited documents can also be directed to freecall number 1800 771 729 or email SGM.enquiries@crocgold.com.au

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