Mine lookout’s looking good

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Former Greenbushes Mine employee of 42 years, Barry Perks performs the official reopening of the Public Mine Lookout with Talison general manager Craig Dawson.
Camera IconFormer Greenbushes Mine employee of 42 years, Barry Perks performs the official reopening of the Public Mine Lookout with Talison general manager Craig Dawson. Credit: Supplied

Greenbushes residents and Talison Lithium staff last week attended a celebration to mark the renovation of the Greenbushes Mine Lookout.

The lookout was closed in March due to COVID-19 and Talison saw it as an opportunity to undertake renovations.

The work included the removal of weed trees, replacing and updating gazebo signs, refurbishment of the viewing gazebo, installing LED lights and resurfacing around the gazebo. On Thursday, mine general manager Craig Dawson made a speech at the official reopening of the lookout.

“There are plans to continue with the work at the lookout to include mulching and replanting the walkway from the entrance gate to the top and replacement of the ageing wattle species we currently have at the top area of the lookout,” he said.

“However, given the level of community and public interest in getting the lookout open, we will stage future work over the next 12 months.”

Former mine employee of 42 years, Barry Perks, was invited to officially cut the ribbon for the lookout’s relaunch.

“We know that around 1000 people a month traditionally call in to have a look at the mine lookout and we are pleased to once again be able to showcase our mine to the community and visitors,” Mr Dawson said.

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