THE community and mining industry will come together for the annual Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue (UHMD) Forum on November 22.
The yearly event will update community members and industry representatives on the dialogue’s progress over the past 12 months at Club Singleton.
Participants will also have the opportunity to help shape the future direction of the UHMD.
Dialogue chairman Dave O’Brien is especially encouraging community members to attend the forum to have their input into the dialogue, which was formed in 2011 as a collaborative effort to help minimise the impacts of mining on the Upper Hunter community.
“The dialogue’s annual forum is an opportunity for people from the community to have their say on how the dialogue is progressing and where it should be headed,” he said.
“We are hoping for a wide cross-section of people from the community to help map the direction of the dialogue.
“The community is a valuable partner in the dialogue and it is very important that it has input.”
As well as updates on dialogue projects, the forum will feature presentations from experts speaking on subjects including the future of mining in the Hunter region, new rehabilitation programs and regulations, research on potential beneficial use for final voids, an update on the synoptic plan review and more.
The day will also see participants workshop potential solutions to issues facing the Upper Hunter.
As seating for the forum is limited, people interested in attending are encouraged to register their interest at firstname.lastname@example.org