Engaging with our Neighbours

Our approach

Part of our community engagement is providing opportunities to get in touch with us and listening to concerns. Tungsten West has created a regular forum for open and transparent communications with the local communities. You can find more information about this in the ‘Questions? Concerns?’ section.

 

The Local Liaison Group: for people who live in the local area

We set up a group in November 2019 to engage with our neighbours on a regular basis. We call it the Local Liaison Group (LLG). The general purpose of the Local Liaison Group is to:

  1. provide better lines of communication and wider understanding between the Hemerdon operators and members of the local community;

  2. discuss themes such as land use, planning and environmental matters relating to the operation, restoration and aftercare of Hemerdon Mine; and

  3. provide a space to answer questions and seek to resolve any problems which may arise.

We meet regularly to ensure we keep you up to date on what’s happening and give you an opportunity to talk to us. You can find an overview of all the times we met here and who came.

The Technical Liaison Group: for our regulatory stakeholders

We also set up a regular body to engage with our regulatory stakeholders, which we call the Technical Liaison Group. The general purpose of the Technical Liaison Group is to:

  1. provide lines of communication between the mine operator and relevant planning and statutory regulatory bodies;

  2. provide an forum to seek to ensure that decisions on planning control and other regulatory matters relating to the mine are undertaken in a co-ordinated manner; and

  3. seek to informally identify action to resolve or forestall any potential panning or regulatory issues which may arise.

 

We meet regularly to ensure we keep abreast of our legal and other obligations. You can find an overview of all the times we met here and who came: [publish dates and attendees of TLG here].