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Further information on the application, public consultation and assessment process for the Bird in Hand Gold Project

The South Australian Government is committed to involving communities in decisions that affect their lives. We recognise that local people have a wealth of knowledge and perspectives about their local environment and interests, and that this information is important for informing Government decision-making, as well as informing a proponent’s project design. Accordingly, and consistent with the requirements of the Mining Act 1971, Terramin’s applications have been made available to all stakeholders with a formal opportunity to make submissions to the Minister for Energy and Mining for consideration in the comprehensive technical assessments that will be undertaken by the South Australian Government.

Notice of the consultation period was published in:

  • the South Australian Government Gazette
  • The Advertiser
  • The Courier (Mount Barker)
  • The Adelaide Hills Weekender Herald
  • Southern Argus (Strathalbyn)
  • The Times (Victor Harbor)

and on the Department for Energy and Mining website, inviting members of the public to make submissions on the applications from 11 July 2019 until 20 September 2019.

What happens to submissions from the public?

Submissions received will be published on the DEM website and forwarded to Terramin with a request for response (with personal details removed if this has been requested). All submissions accompanied by contact details will receive an acknowledgement letter or email from DEM.

After the public consultation period, Terramin must prepare a response document addressing the issues raised in submissions before the application can proceed. Submissions may be quoted in the response document submitted by Terramin, which will be provided - along with all public submissions - to technical
specialists from South Australian Government agencies including the Department for Energy and Mining, Department for Environment and Water, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Safework SA and the Environment Protection Authority. These specialists will undertake a comprehensive assessment
of the applications, public submissions received during the consultation process, and the response document prepared by Terramin.

The decision

The Minister for Energy and Mining will consider the applications made under the Mining Act 1971, public submissions received, Terramin's response document and the government assessment report when making a decision.

Following a decision on the applications, the decision will be published, and anyone who made a submission during the consultation period will be notified of the decision in writing.

Current status of the project

The following diagram shows the current status of the project against the regulatory decision-making process.

Project status stage 5