Employees from Glencore’s Lady Loretta mine had the opportunity recently to meet with neighbouring landowners and key local stakeholders as part of its annual Neighbours Day.
Stakeholders made the 280km round trip by bus for an opportunity to see the high-grade, zinc-lead-silver underground mining operation first-hand.
A surface tour was followed by an operational update presented by the management team and various mining displays, with visitors having an opportunity to go underground.
The day was capped off with a barbecue lunch and tour of the Lady Loretta village camp, which includes a pool, impressive gym facilities, walking trails and shared common spaces for social gatherings.
Lady Loretta manager Richard Epstein was pleased with the positive response to the event, with more than double the number of stakeholders participating this year.
“It’s important that we have opportunities such as this to share what we do, how we do it sustainably and what our plans are moving forward,” he said.
“We contribute to the Queensland economy, invest in our local communities, create jobs for 250 people, operate sustainably under an environmental authority and we plan to leave a positive legacy for the region after mining.”