The department has issued a reminder for members of the public of the land tenure boundaries around the Black Diamond pit lake.
|Date:||Tuesday, 24 January 2017|
In the lead up to Australia Day the Department of Mines and Petroleum is issuing a timely reminder to people in regards to the land tenure boundaries around the Black Diamond pit lake via its Black Diamond Land Tenure Map to raise public awareness of land use in the area.
Sarah Bellamy, Manager Environmental Reform said the guide distinguishes between private land, Crown land and Shire managed land.
“DMP has no ownership or management responsibilities for Black Diamond and the surrounding land, however we recognise the importance of ensuring members of the public are clear on the do’s and don’ts in the area, as well as the land access restrictions. We hope the map will provide clarity for people who are considering visiting the site.” she said.
Black Diamond is located within the Allanson town site boundary approximately 5km west of Collie and was officially declared an abandoned mine site under Section 9 of the Mining Rehabilitation Fund Act 2012 (MRF Act) on Friday 9 September 2016. It was the first of four pilot sites identified to be rehabilitated as part of the DMP’s Abandoned Mines Program.
The land tenure boundaries map can be accessed online and for information relating to the recent rehabilitation works at Black Diamond, including a case study of the rehabilitation project, please visit our website.
Alternatively, please email the Abandoned Mines Team email@example.com or phone +61 8 9222 3162.