Community Events

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).

Virtual Open Day Presentations

Bowdens Silver held two Virtual Open Days on the 2nd and 3rd of July 2020. A range of presentations were delivered and questions answered by representatives from the company, RW Corkery & Co (EIS authors and principal environmental consultant) and other specialist consultants who have contributed to the Environmental Impact Statement.

To view the presentations, please click here.

Community Open Day – Thank You

Bowdens Silver would like to thank all community members who attended our Open Day on Saturday 15th of June. Approximately one hundred people took the time to visit us on the day to learn more about the Project. Attendees had the chance to hear from the company and also meet and ask questions to a range of independent experts who are providing information for the Environmental Impact Statement.

We would also like to thank the Rylstone Kandos Volunteer Rescue Association who manned the BBQ on the day.

Also, a big congratulations goes to Brenton Franks who guessed the closest to the correct grade of silver for the drill core sample that was on display. For his troubles, he took home a 1kg silver ingot that was up for grabs. Well done!

“Pink Up” Morning Tea Fundraiser

On Friday 13th of October, Bowdens Silver staff held a morning tea fundraiser event as part of the “Pink Up” initiative currently running throughout the region.

The event was organised by a number of staff members and the day involved fundraising activities such as raffles, donations and even a couple of brave staff members who volunteered to get their hair dyed pink for an appropriate monetary donation. A big thank you to Cody and Craig for getting into the spirit of the day and putting vanity aside all in the name of a good cause.

Most importantly, Bowdens Silver staff were able to raise $600 which was generously matched by the company, for a grand total of $1,200 being donated to the McGrath Foundation to help continue their important work of providing dedicated breast care nurses throughout the community.


Community Information Session – Posters

At our recent Community Information Session held at the Lue Community Hall we displayed a range of information posters about the Bowdens Silver Project.

Please click on the links below to view the different topics. Also find an updated version of our Draft Mine Site Layout as at May 2017.

Bowdens Silver Project          Development Application Process

Air Quality          Assessment of Health Impacts          Noise Assessment          Groundwater Assessment          Weather Assessment

What You’ve Told Us So Far          In Your Words