Hon Sean L'Estrange MEdL GradDipResMan GradDipMan MLA

Hon Sean L'Estrange MEdL GradDipResMan GradDipMan MLA

Former Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Finance; Small Business

    Minister promotes Pro-Force rehabilitation workshop

    9/08/2016 11:00 AM
    • Pro-Force Mine rehabilitation workshop to be held in Coolgardie on August 19

    Mines and Petroleum Minister Sean L'Estrange today promoted a community workshop on the rehabilitation plans for the former Pro-Force gold processing site, about two kilometres south-east of Coolgardie.


    The workshop, organised by the Department of Mines and Petroleum and the Shire of Coolgardie, will be held at the Coolgardie Recreation Centre from 5pm to 6.30pm on Friday, August19 .


    The interactive workshop is the next step in the rehabilitation process after the recent successful removal of the old processing plant.


    The Pro-Force site is being transformed through the department's Abandoned Mines Program, which is funded by the Mining Rehabilitation Fund.


    "The commencement of the Mining Rehabilitation Fund in 2013 has provided a dedicated source of funding to address abandoned mine sites throughout Western Australia,"

    Mr L'Estrange said.


    "The Shire of Coolgardie, Department of Mines and Petroleum, local residents and other stakeholders can provide input into the rehabilitation plans for the site.


    "Once completed, this rehabilitation project will help in making the area, situated close to the main entrance to Coolgardie from Kambalda, safer and more visually appealing."


    The workshop is open to members of the public.  For more information or to RSVP, phone 9222 3162 or email abandonedmines@dmp.wa.gov.au by Monday, August 15.


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