City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder representatives met with key stakeholders including Anglo Gold Ashanti and Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd to determine a way forward for improved road access to mining activities to the north-east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
The meeting stemmed from ongoing access issues on the Kurnalpi-Pinjin Road, which was regularly closed due to wet weather.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the meeting showed strong cooperation and a willingness to work together from the mining companies and all major stakeholders and landowners.
“Both Anglo Gold Ashanti and Saracen Minerals have committed to substantial financial contributions as well as resource and logistic support to contribute to the construction of a link road between the existing Carosue Dam Mine Access Road and the Kurnalpi-Pinjin Road to allow the Carosue Dam Road to become the primary heavy haulage route for the area,” he said.
“As well as a substantial investment of approximately $5million over 5 years, the City’s role in this will be coordinating the overall project and ensuring that the Carosue Dam Road including the new link to Kurnalpi-Pinjin Road are gazetted and available for use. We will also be engaging with the Shire of Menzies as a project partner, as parts of the road fall within their local government area.
“Anglo and Saracen have really come on board to support this project with financial and resource contribution, which shows their commitment to the project, and to the community of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. “