Tick the box
Four years on and today the CCAG community met BHPB and its associates where it all began, at Caroona Hall. Summonsed to hear progress reports on our concerns, we left with unanswered questions – no progress – and no road forward. We reworked the same ground. Four years on and we are still work-shopping the same issues. The promise : another four years and then a mine development application.
The process has become mine planning, not exploration. From oversimplified maps masking ground water, to inappropriately placed dust monitors, to ‘minimize’ agricultural water impacts in lieu of ‘no impacts’, to the promise of 3 mines entrances in Doona forest, but with no underground linkages, and 80 access agreements across 65 farms in the EL… what!!? – the bureaucratic process spins round and round. And you want a social license to mine?
Or looking at it another way..