Owner of Medway Colliery unable to attend Thursday’s Urgent Community Briefing on mine discharge
2 May 2018
Battle for Berrima says whilst it is disappointing that Boral is not attending an urgent Community Briefing on the Medway Mine discharge crisis, the group is hopeful the company will take up an invitation to a second community town hall meeting in June.
This Thursday independent researcher Dr Ian Wright and the Environment Protection Authority will brief the Southern Highlands community on what is happening with discharges from the mine into the Wingecarribee River.
The briefing will also cover the current and likely ongoing impacts of the Medway Colliery on the Wingercarribee and the steps that the EPA is taking to protect the river, which is a key feeder into the Sydney Water Catchment.
“Whist we are disappointed Boral is unable to attend Thursday and answer the community’s questions, we have extended an invitation for them to come and address a second Town Hall meeting in June.
“We know the community has many questions for Boral on what is happening with the discharges from their mine and what steps they are taking to resolve the problem now and well into the future to protect future generations.
“Thursday’s briefing is a first step in ongoing engagement with the community to ensure that we are kept informed of what the pollution regulator and mine closure regulator are doing to protect the Wingecarribee River from the effects of mining at the Medway Colliery”, said Mr. Wilson.
This important community briefing is open to all residents of the Southern Highlands including New Berrima, Medway and Berrima and surrounds.
The briefing will be held:
530pm on Thursday 3rd May,
adjacent to Stones Patisserie,
Old Hume Highway, Berrima.
Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org