Ballarat council votes in favour of gold mine tailings dam

June 29, 2023 7:47 am in by
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The Ballarat Council have voted in favour of a controversial new tailings dam at the Mount Clear gold mine.

At the ordinary council meeting last night, six councillors voted in favour of the motion in a division, and three voted against.

Several residents’ submissions, both in favour and against the new project, were heard by council members – with risks to health and its closeness to residential areas common concerns.

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