Oppose McPhillamys Gold Mine
Regis Resources wants to build a giant open cut gold mine just outside of Blayney, NSW.
This will destroy the environment and impact on water resources at the top of the Lachlan River catchment. A mining void one kilometre in diameter and 450 metres deep, a giant tailings dam across the Belubula River, ore processing with cyanide, and the clearing of koala habitat will scar this beautiful agricultural area in the NSW Central West.
Sign the petition to object to this proposal.
We the undersigned object to the proposed Mcphillamys Gold Mine near Blayney.The gold mine should be rejected for the following reasons:
1) Excessive water use for an area that cannot support it.2) Turning the start of the Belubula River, and the headwaters of the Lachlan River into a toxic tailings dam and the potential impact on water quality and quantity.3) Impact on habitat, including habitat for koalas.4) Impact on neighbouring properties and the viability of neighbouring farms and businesses.5) The degradation of the landscape by a massive open cut pit and the void that will be left, as well as the overburden heaps.6) Loss of amenity of nearby residents and the negative impact on the reputation of the Blayney region.We therefore request that the Department of Planning, the Independent Planning Commission and the Minister for Planning reject the proposal.