Opposition grows to exploration

The Harcourt and Elphinstone communities are following the lead of Romsey based comedian Tom Gleeson and the Macedon Ranges community by publicly voicing their objection to a proposed gold exploration licence in the region.
Melbourne based exploration company Syndicate Minerals, which recently withdraw its application for an exploration licences at ‘Woodend’ and ‘Lancefield’ following public opposition, also lodged an Exploration Licence Application EL007262 or ‘Harcourt Project’ back in April. 
Despite its name the licence area is located south of Harcourt in the vicinity of the towns of Sutton Grange, Faraday, Elphinstone and Metcalfe and includes a small section of the southern part of Mount Alexander Regional Park.
While some residents lodged an objection to the licence when it was advertised they say many community members were oblivious to the proposal.
Therefore concerned community members began an online petition on Change.org late last month to spread the word and gather community opposition. See the Mail for the full story. Out Now.

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