A project by Peak Gold Mines (PGM) staff has seen miner’s ghosts making an appearance all over the place this past week.
Metal miner’s ghost figures were the brain child of a group of Peak Gold Mines employees who were challenged with coming up with an idea for this year’s Festival of the Miner’s Ghost.
PGM’s Tom Martin said the idea came up in a brainstorming session with Emma Barton and Dale McLeod.
“We wanted to do something that wasn’t just going to be temporary but would be around a bit longer,” Mr Martin said.
He said the project was a collaborative effort of Peak staff members as well as local contractors KML Industries, BCD Projects, Cobar Concrete, Schick Industries and Sharpe Labour Solutions.
“It just shows that when people get together they can accomplish good things for Cobar,” Mr McLeod said.
PGM’s Superintendent of Environment and Social Responsibility Chris Higgins said in planning this project, they had taken into account feedback PGM had received from the community residents.
He said people wanted PGM to invested more permanent things.
“I think these figures add real character to the area.
“The ones on the top of the ‘COBAR’ sign at the entrance to town make something that is already a bit special and take it to another level,” Mr Higgins said.
All up there are eight miners figures to be installed around the ‘COBAR’ sign at the Cornish Rest Area and the Great Cobar Heritage Centre precinct.
“You only get one chance to make a good first impression,” Mr McLeod said of the entrance to town.
The 2015 Festival of the Miner’s Ghost has already begun. See advertisement on Page 6 for the full festival program.