A document detailing the likely impacts of future mining in the Goldfields was released in Kalgoorlie today.
"The Golden Mile Mining Development Conceptual Plan 1992 provides information on the recent past and probable future of the Goldfield's mining industry," Deputy Premier and Member for Kalgoorlie Ian Taylor said.
"The way proposed development will affect the region is discussed in detail.
"The plan will be of interest to all those involved in the future of this valuable part of the State."
Issues such as public safety, noise control, rehabilitation and air quality are addressed in the plan, as are recent and proposed changes to the area's infrastructure to accommodate future mining activity.
The conceptual plan is the third in a series of publications on the development of mining in the Goldfields prepared by the Golden Mile Mining Development Planning Committee. The other documents were produced in 1988 and 1989.
The committee comprises representatives from the Department of Minerals and Energy, the Environmental Protection Authority, the Department of State Development, the Department of Conservation and Land Management, the Goldfields Esperance Development Authority, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the two major mining companies operating in the Golden Mile, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines and Poseidon-Kaltails.
Copies of the document are available from the Kalgoorlie offices of the Department of Minerals and Energy.
Mr Taylor said public comment on the plan would be welcomed. Submissions should be addressed to Mr J.M. Torlach, Chairman, Golden Mile Mining Development Planning Committee, Department of Minerals and Energy, 100 Plain Street, East Perth WA 6004.