A company keen to reopen the historic Woodside gold mine will have to address environmental concerns before getting the final tick of approval.
Terramin Australia hopes to reopen a 19th century mine near Bird In Hand Winery in the coming years, boasting an predicted $300 million in gross revenue and the creation of 140 local jobs.
The State Government has released public submissions to the plan with the overwhelming majority of 250 respondents in opposition to it.
Terramin has 12 months now to respond to key concerns; particularly in relation to ground water quality and potential impacts on tourism.
Photo of gold mines by Khushie singh, WikiCommons