WHAT EFFECTS WILL THE CLOSURE OF BELRIDGE’S ILMINITE MINE AT GOONDICUM HAVE?
It will have an adverse effect on the whole community. Let’s hope the closure is short term.
It is a blow to the town, but we should be optimistic. It's still a great place to live.
It does knock my business as I bought a truck after getting a haulage contract with the mine.
It is a major contract gone for us, we may possibly have to lay off some staff.
There will be a flow-on effect, I saw it with the loss of dairy and timber.