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Mining tour to outline rehabilitation details

A South Australian company with plans to develop a mine and processing plant at Drung South, 20 kilometres south-east of Horsham, has stressed its commitment to rehabilitate the site.

Australian Zircon, keen to develop a vast deposit of mineral sand at its WIM150 site, confirmed in a prepared statement that it wanted to ‘safeguard the future sustainability of the site for landholders, the local community and the region’.

It has responded to concerns about rehabilitation of land after mining by inviting members of a new project Community Consultation Group and Wimmera landowners affected by the WIM150 plans to a Murray Zircon Mindarie Mineral Sands Mine in SA.

A briefing and tour of the site is scheduled for tomorrow.

WIM150 project manager Andrew Reeves said Australian Zircon was committed to returning the project area to productive agricultural land, native vegetation or other uses as agreed with landholders.

He said the SA visit would include a  briefing on the rehabilitation process that Australian Zircon would use at WIM150 and a tour of rehabilitated agricultural land at Mindarie.

 

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Posted on Jun 24 2015

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