Fingerboards hearing concludes – East Gippsland

The public hearing for the Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) concluded last week after 10 weeks and 36 hearing days.

East Gippsland Shire Council participated fully in the hearing, using expert witness and legal representation to seek the best environmental, social and economic outcomes for the community. Representation at the hearing was a decision of Council on 1 December 2020.

In February Council indicated hearing costs were estimated at $490,000 for the initial 31-day expected hearing timeline.

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