The final hurdle for 1300 workers at Rio Tinto’s Mount Thorley Warkworth mine

June 30, 2015

The Planning Assessment Commission is holding a public hearing in Singleton today and tomorrow, as part of its process to determine a final decision on Rio Tinto’s Mount Thorley Warkworth (MTW) continuation project.
 
MTW workers will present to the members of the PAC, explaining why it’s vital the project be approved - to secure their jobs and the livelihood of their families, along with the jobs of thousands of others in local businesses across the region.  

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Other members of the local community will also appear in front of the PAC to express their thoughts on the Department of Planning's decision to approve the project, announced back in May this year. 
 
It’s been a long and frustrating journey for the 1300 local miners and their families, as well as for those working in the hundreds of local businesses that rely on the mine’s continued operation to earn a living.
 
Thousands of members of the public have already expressed their support for the project in submissions to the PAC.
 
Finally, despite obstacles faced along the way, the determination process is nearing completion.  These local mining families need your support to help get the project across the line..
 
Ways you can lend your support to the 1300 workers and their families
 
The public hearings began from 1pm and will continue tomorrow from 8am at Singleton Diggers Club, Dorsman Drive, Singleton Heights View map. The meetings are open to the public to observe the proceedings.
 
We’re still accepting submissions at voiceformining.com.au, to show the PAC there is strong support in the community for the MTW continuation project. So please, visit the website now and have your say, before the panel makes its final decision. 

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