Will mining resume on Dorrigo Plateau?

AFTER a long absence, there is a very real possibility that mining will once again resume on the Dorrigo Plateau.

Dorrigo Environment Watch Inc. (DEW) is a group of concerned residents working to raise community awareness about the risks to human and environmental health on the Dorrigo Plateau should the extraction of raw materials go ahead at the old Wild Cattle Creek mine.

In conjunction with the Environmental Defender's Office (EDO), which is sponsoring this event, DEW is pleased to present the 'Mining on the Dorrigo Plateau' Forum on Saturday September 17 at the Community Hall in Hickory Street, Dorrigo.

The Forum will run from 9am to 5pm with guest speakers presenting papers on a wide range of topics and points of view to do with mining.

These include the background of the Wild Cattle Creek mine site; the mining development application process; potential impacts; environmental, cultural and human values of the Plateau, and the Urunga mine waste site.

Refreshments will be provided free of charge and attendees are invited to take part in an open question and discussion session during the afternoon. The aim of the forum is to provide residents with valuable information and answers to questions.

Everyone is welcome.

Please contact Trevor Deane on 6657 4005 or Jacky Williams on 6657 3259 by Wednesday September 14 to register your attendance - this will assist DEW with catering preparations.

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