Miner struggles to win community trust

Environment a key issue but many know little or nothing about Julimar forest drilling

Drilling last year in Julimar State Forest – a State-registered Conservation Park in the Shire of Toodyay.

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

MOST people don’t fully trust Chalice Mining to act in the best interest of the local community, according to a new company survey of plans to mine Julimar Conservation Park and nearby farmlands.

More than 20 per cent of Toodyay residents said they don’t trust Chalice “at all”, another 18 per cent said they trust the miner only “slightly” and a further 36 per cent said Chalice can be trusted just “moderately”.

Only a quarter (25 per cent) of all respondents said they trusted Chalice “very much” or “extremely”.

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