Monthly Archives: June 2013

Public Workshop & Forum

SOMR Public Forum Information Flyer

THE Save Our Macleay River (SOMR) committee will be hosting two workshops to highlight individual rights when it comes to mining as well as a public forum with a Q&A style panel discussion.

The Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) workshop, concerning the rights of landholders and the protection of the environment, will kick off at 10:30am on Saturday 20 July.

The public forum will begin at 1:30pm & focus on the impact of mining on the Macleay River will begin with presentations from several keynote speakers, following a Q&A style panel discussion.

Invited guest speakers include:

  • Roger Jackson, CEO of Hillgrove Mine
  • Gavin Mudd, expert on sustainable mining, Monash University
  • Sharyn Munro, author of Rich Land, Wasteland
  • Ron Kemsley, Environmental Officer, Kempsey Shire Council
  • Matthew Tighe, UNE Armidale
  • Marcus Riches, (DPI Fisheries Habitat Officer)
  • Fred Kelly, representative of the Dhanggati Nation
  • Representatives of the Environmental Protection Authority, Armidale

The second EDO workshop will be held at 10.30am on Sunday in Bellbrook.

For more information, please contact