Updated 15 Oct 2015
Precious Metal Resources Limited (PMR) is the holder of various Exploration Licenses in the following Local Government Areas (Click on the LGA for a plan of license area):
PMR carries out Prospecting Operations from time to time on the License Areas. No Prospecting Operations are conducted without the prior written consent of the landholder and without an Access and Compensation Agreement being concluded with the landholder.
Exploration is conducted with the view to discovering commercial quantities of Group 1 minerals (precious and base metals).
This document outlines PMR’s policy with respect to its Community and Landholder Liaison Program (CLLP) obligations.
The purpose of the CLLP is to provide a management framework, which will assist PMR to identify and consult with landholders in the License Areas. Additionally, it describes the engagement approach that is used as part of the CLLP.
The key principles of the program include:
- Responding to landholder enquiries in a timely and factual manner
- Providing information to stakeholders ahead of significant exploration activities
PMR endeavours to promote good relationships with landholders in a manner that will enable it to carry out its exploration activities in a responsible and effective manner, whilst respecting the needs of landholders and the local community.
One of the objectives of the CLLP is to provide an effective means of communication with all landholders and other stakeholders.
Other objectives include recording feedback from all stakeholders and providing measures to address specific landholder enquiries. The consultation process and the means of dealing with landholder enquiries are outlined below:
- Identify location of proposed activities
- Contact landholder
- Negotiate a suitable Access and Compensation Agreement
- Advise neighbouring properties
- Commence Prospecting Operations
Management of Landholder Enquiries:
- Community Liaison Officer (CLO) receives enquiry and details of enquiry are logged
- CLO responds directly and resolves enquiry
- CLO responds and requests an agreed time frame for resolution of enquiry
- Enquiry resolved
The CLO is responsible for ensuring that the CLLP is implemented and ensuring that the program is maintained and monitored in accordance with the exploration licence conditions. The CLO must ensure that an information line is available and operational.
Prospecting Operations can include:
- Ground Surveys
- Stream Sampling
- Soil Sampling
- Rock Sampling
It should be noted that the Exploration Licences include conditions with respect to environmental management and details the approvals required by PMR before it conducts any Prospecting Operations.
PMR obtains the necessary approvals before the commencement of any Prospecting Operations. Further the Company has complete confidence in the Environmental Sustainability Unit of the Mineral Resources Division of Resources and Energy in the Department of Trade & Investment, Regional Infrastructure & Services who assess the environmental impact of any Prospecting Operations.
Access and Compensation Agreements are entered into with the relevant Landholders.
Generally Prospecting Operations occur between 7.00 am and 6.00 pm, Mondays to Fridays and between 8.00am and 1.00pm on Saturdays. No Prospecting Operations take place during Sundays, public holidays or outside these hours without the express consent of the affected landholders.
Information regarding PMR’s activities are available to landholders and other stakeholders initially by:
- Accessing this Community and Landholder Liaison Program on the PMR website
- Communication with Council
- Newspaper advertisements
- Email updates
- Personal communication
Should activities increase significantly in scope or range, the dissemination of information will be scaled up to an appropriate level.
Landholders, other stakeholders and members of the community are invited to make enquiries about PMR’s Projects by contacting the CLO, details of which (including an after hours voice mail system) are given below:
Community Liaison Officer
T: 02 9251 7177 | F: 9251 7500 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | W: http://www.pmrl.com.au
Landholders, other stakeholders and interested parties are referred to the following NSW Department Trade and Investments – Resources & Energy web site for further information on landholder rights.
Information regarding PMR can be accessed from their web site at: http://www.pmrl.com.au
The CLLP will be reviewed on a continual basis and improvements made where appropriate. Changes to the CLLP as a result of consultation with the landholders, other stakeholders and the community will be posted on the Company’s website during the course of exploration activities.