18/11/22: Strong turnout for Bowdens Silver community events
Bowdens Silver extends its thanks to all the members of the community who joined them on-site at their Community Open Day on Saturday 5 November, and at the subsequent drop-in sessions in Mudgee on Monday 7 November and Rylstone on Tuesday 8 November.
Over 100 people from across the region attended the three events to learn more about Bowdens Silver’s proposal for an open-cut silver mine near Lue, which will deliver long-term social and economic benefits to local communities across the Mid-Western region.
Open Day attendees were provided an update by Bowdens Silver Managing Director, Anthony McClure, and had the chance to chat to a range of technical experts to ask any questions they had about the Project. The drop-in sessions were also attended by the Project’s technical experts and provided a chance for those who missed out on the Open Day to meet the team.
“Thank you to everyone who took the time to come out to our events on Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday, and for making them such a success,” said Mr McClure. “We’re proud to enjoy strong local support and it was great to see so many new and familiar faces coming out to to hear about the progress we have made. Our team thoroughly enjoyed answering a range of engaging questions and discussing the significant opportunities it presents for local workers, businesses, and suppliers. It was encouraging to see people excited about the Project and the opportunities it brings for the community. There was particular interest in our refined water management and supply strategy, which was updated following community consultation, and it was pleasing to hear positive feedback. We will continue to engage regularly and openly as part of our ongoing commitment to maintaining transparency and upholding a positive two-way relationship with communities across the Mid-Western region.”
Bowdens Silver’s community events occurred as the Project enters the latter stages of the planning approvals process. The Project’s most recent Response to Submissions report was recently published on the NSW Planning Portal and this is now being assessed by the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) before referral to the Independent Planning Commission (IPC).