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: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MANY THANKS - LET'S PROTECT THIS PRECIOUS PLACE!
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.
Urgent Notice: Sand Mine Hearing set for 5 - 9 February 202 1 December 2023
A heartening 196 submissions came in opposing this mine - thank you to all who managed to do one. We are now preparing for the Council hearing, but realise we may later need to defend, or appeal, the hearing decision in the Environment Court. For that we need a range of experts to match TiGa's experts. Costs for experts quickly mount up, so please help protect the Barrytown Flats by donating as you can.