Could Bacchus Marsh be becoming a mining town? It may very well be after the news that a mining company has signed an agreement that may see an old dormant Bacchus Marsh mine opened up to produce brown coal.
The mining company, Mantle Mining, believes that a new operating mine in the area will bring with it great opportunities and economic conditions for Bacchus Marsh. There could be up to 200-300 new local jobs created from the new mine.
For those who don’t want a mine in the area though, don’t stress just yet. The possible project is still only in the application phase, and it will need to make a lot of safety and environmental regulations if it is to meet the standards of the federal government’s “sustainable Australia”.