At KCGM we have a HOLE lot to talk about!
Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s economy has unashamedly been built on hard work, a great attitude and a generous dose of the sometimes addictive, yet always precious, gold. However, much like the initial fever that founded the city, gold resources do not last forever and at Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) we’re looking towards that horizon.
Our current planning indicates that the iconic Super Pit may finish production in 2021. This may sound like a long time away, but it’s important for us to consider how closure could affect Kalgoorlie-Boulder now.
Talking about closure will help us understand important community views on what KCGM should be doing to ensure that if we do close, our withdrawal from the community is done in an agreed way with agreed outcomes. More than that, gold or no gold, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s rich history has entrenched the ‘Golden Mile’ as an iconic Australian region and KCGM would like to play a part in ensuring that this continues to be the case.
What are we looking for?
At various times there is an opportunity to be involved in the government planning process, however we are also very interested in what ideas the community may have for use of this iconic site after closure.
Surveys will be periodically available online, which will give KCGM valuable insight into the community’s expectations as we continue the journey towards closure.
KCGM is particularly interested in speaking to community, government and commercial partners who may have innovative ideas for the use of various site ‘infrastructure’ such as a 1.5km wide, 4km long and 650m deep hole!
KCGM has a number of regulatory obligations for closure and information about some of them can be found in closure plans available online at www.superpit.com.au. Some of the regulatory aspects of closure include rehabilitation, access, post monitoring of the site, pit wall stability and various aspects of safety.
What will happen to my suggestions?
KCGM will track all proposals for closure through an internal closure committee and respond to valid suggestions directly. Where appropriate, KCGM will use closure proposals as the basis for further investigation and consultation.
How can you contribute to the closure conversation?
Browse through this web page to view the latest closure plan information and surveys to directly contribute to the ongoing conversation.
Drop into the Super Pit Shop located off the Goldfields Highway, Kalgoorlie, for a unique and friendly way to learn more about the operations and current plans. Access to the internet to submit your closure feedback is also available.
The KCGM Public Interaction Line on 08 9022 1100 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for you to talk directly to someone about closure and in fact, any aspect of the operations.
To speak directly with a KCGM Representative about closure, please contact the KCGM Community Relations Superintendent, Jacqui Niemand on (08) 9022 1809 or view the Closure News & Views Edition.