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It is proposed that a gold mine be allowed on a waterway in the Spargo Creek area of the Wombat Forest. The waterway starts in a sedgy riparian woodland, high above the Werribee River. The proposed mine would be right on that waterway, and any spills, dirt, soil, and other contaminants would end up in the river - only a few hundred metres away. The waterway is not shown on any maps and needs to be seen to understand the impact of any such proposal. There is a range of valuable flora and fauna in the area too, but the major concern of the Werribee Riverkeeper is that this proposal will threaten the health of the river. See our newsletter No.19 Oct 2014 for further detail or visit the area with us on Sat 22 Nov. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Wombat Forest Care.

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