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Review of Environmental Performance

In September 2015, an independent environmental expert Dr Peter Beck initiated a technical review of the operations of the Stawell Gold Mine, including consultation with the local community.

Dr Beck has explored whether current environmental monitoring at the mine is adequate, with a primary focus on monitoring programs and data relevant for the site.

His report found that the mine operations are compliant with Victoria’s mining licensing requirements and regulatory standards.  However, he has made recommendations that include further environmental monitoring, such as:

  1. Conducting further monitoring of the tailings storage facility, particularly for dust, chemical residue, and seepage into the groundwater system.
  2. Further clarifying impacts of blasting on the community and identifying solutions.
  3. Introduction of additional air quality monitoring by SGM, particularly at the underground vent, processing facility, and tailings dam.
  4. Improving standards from basic compliance to best ALARP (as-low-as-reasonably-practicable) standard that will significantly improve sustainability performance and alleviate community concerns.

These recommendations will be discussed in detail with all stakeholders prior to the Victorian Government finalising its response to them.

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