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Mining Watchdog Urges Julimar to Take Lead

For almost seven years AHMAG has been campaigning to stop open-cut mining in our area and core members will soon be stepping aside.

We need people to commit to protecting our environment and lifestyle now and urge interested parties to ring 9574 7166 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Tuesday September 14.

Our fully incorporated group has all the resources for a new committee to start on a sound financial footing with guidance from retiring members.

AHMAG was formed in 2014 when the threat of bauxite mining galvanised the communities of Morangup, Toodyay, Gidgegannup, Wooroloo and Wundowie.

In 2015 a 4,500 signature petition was presented to both Houses of Parliament but with the threat of bauxite mining going onto the back burner, AHMAG shifted its focus to opposing all forms of open-cut mining within a 100km radius of Perth and also started monitoring large-scale extractive industries such as gravel mining.

More than 5,000 signatures have been collected for the new wider-ranging petition which will not be presented to Parliament if AHMAG folds.

A core group of members raised awareness and much-needed funds at local agricultural shows, markets and car boot sales and the group has a good stock of merchandise and equipment to attend local events.

Over the years many people have worked hard to inform the public about the negative impacts of mining and it will be a great shame if this important work ends.

If no-one steps up to form a committee we will have no option but to close. There will be no more articles in The Gidgegram and The Toodyay Herald and our web site and Facebook page with more than 1,000 followers will be taken down.
It’s now or never and we all know that once it’s gone – it’s gone. Please don’t let this happen to our environment and rural lifestyle.


On August 9 Chalice Mining applied for seven more exploration permits which take in parts of Julimar State Forest and other nature reserves.

The four applications to explore the Julimar forest are big blocks as is one in the Avon Valley National Park and smaller sections of Clackline Nature Reserve and Drummond Nature Reserve are also pegged.

Chalice’s proposed exploration footprint has increased. To see if your area is in the company’s sights register with Land Tracker Maps (it’s free) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and search for tenements E70/5861 through to E70/5867.

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