80 Jobs for Cobar Silver Mine
Pending development consent in March, Cobar Consolidated Resources anticipates mining at the open cut lead and silver mine south of Cobar by the end of 2011.
A development application has been lodged for the Wonawinta mine, planned for the property “Manuka”, located 80 kilometres south of Cobar.
If consent is granted, Cobar Resources plan to mobilise quickly on the ground and to start preliminary earth works.
The company’s plans to produce 2.5 million ounces of silver each year would place it amongst the top 15 silver producers in the world.
The project will include a processing plant and is expected to create between 60 and 80 ongoing jobs and contribute about $24 million into the local community.
Cobar is situated in the centre of New South Wales at the crossroads of the Barrier Highway and the Kidman Way and has excellent road, rail and air links to most of Australia’s capital cities. With an area of 45,609 square kilometres, the Shire is almost the same size as the whole of Tasmania. It is home to approximately 5,120 people. The Shire’s prosperity is built around the thriving mining – copper, lead, silver, zinc, gold – and pastoral industries.