Stop 24/7 mining on the Barrytown Flats

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No mining on the Barrytown Flats

Barrytown, West Coast

TIGa Minerals and Metals Ltd (formerly known as Barrytown JV), a largely Australian owned corporate mining company; has again applied for consents for industrial style mining of ilmenite, garnet and gold- an up to a 50 year operation right in the middle of the beautiful Coast Road.

WE ARE DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT:

- Degradation of the environment and adverse effects on endangered wildlife

- Mining effects on streams and lagoons, neighbouring SNA wetlands, hydrology considering the high water table

- Noise, visual, amenity and health impacts on nearby residents and wider community.

- Constant noise due to 24/7 operation and 17 hours/day truck movements along SH6.

- Reputational damage to tourism.

- Safety hazards with heavy trucks mixing with tourists, locals, cyclists and pedestrians.

- Road safety on, and serious degradation of, a vulnerable highway due to heavy vehicle movements; up to an extra 350 per week.

-Limited benefits to local community considering low unemployment and majority profits offshore

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE - WE CAN TRY TO STOP THEM - BUT WE NEED HELP WITH FUNDING!

The company has agreed to make the proposal publicly notified.

As concerned locals, we now need a "fighting fund" to pay legal fees and employ expert witnesses/hydrologists to put our best case forward for the upcoming hearing process.

Contact: info@coastroadresidents.nz for more information.

MANY THANKS - LET'S PROTECT THIS PRECIOUS PLACE!

Use of funds

Donations will be used to pay for expert advice from hydrologists, planners& lawyers and any other costs that may arise in our fight against the mining corporation.

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Stop the Barrytown TiGa mine- help us in our appeal to the environment court  19 May 2024

The Coast Road Resilience Group (CRRG) has appealed to the Environment Court, and is contracting a number of experts to provide evidence. We need your support to help finance this appeal.

We are continueing to fight for our community and environment, after consents were granted in April 2024 to TiGa Minerals and Metals for mineral sands mining and processing on the Barrytown Flats.

We remain particularly concerned for our unique and precious Westland petrel (Tāiko), the Little Blue Penguin (kororā) and the wealth of shore birds which could be endangered by this major industrial operation in a sensitive coastal environment.

The community is devastated this major industrial operation could happen in our quiet rural setting.

The CRRG does not give any social licence or credence to TiGa's claims around economic returns to the Coast, or how they will manage the dozens and dozens of complicated consent conditions.

Joining the CRRG is as easy as emailing your name, postal address and phone number to

coastroadrg@gmail.com.

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Anke 3 days ago
Great mahi - thanks for doing your bit!
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Gabrielle on 06 Jun 2024
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Sophie on 06 Jun 2024
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This campaign started on 19 Apr 2023 and ends on 24 Nov 2024.