Public submissions for Karara Mining Limited's Parmelia application
Released 14 Dec 2010
The Department of Water's Mid-West Acting Regional Manager Adam Maskew said today that the department had heard the community concerns and moved the closing date for submissions to Monday 31 January 2011.
"We are keen to respond to the community's requests in relation to the process and the department will hold another meeting in Mingenew to respond to submissions before the final decision is made," Mr Maskew said.
"In turn, Karara Mining Limited (KML) has honoured its commitment to release the hydrogeological report and groundwater-dependent ecosystem study to the wider community to assist this public submissions process.
"These reports are now available from the KML website (www.gindalbie.com.au) and are titled: 'Yandanooka GIA Report', 'Yandanooka GIA Report Figures' and 'Yandanooka GDE Investigation'.
"The department urges the community to read the reports before making written submissions and forwarding them to PO Box 73, Geraldton WA 6531 or email@example.com quoting reference RF6663.
"Submissions will be taken into account in the assessment of the application. A final decision in relation to the licence is expected to be made before 30 June 2011."
Any queries relating to submissions should be directed to Natalie Lauritsen at the Department of Water's Geraldton office on 9965 7400.
Contact: Dianne Dixon
Phone: (08) 6364 6983