From the outset, GRL has recognised that the picturesque nature of the Gloucester valley is one of the attributes which attract residents and tourists to the area. In addition to the screen plantings on GRL-owned land, the mine design includes a series of vegetated amenity barriers which will be constructed to obscure mining operations from local residences and public vantage points and tourist routes such as The Bucketts Way. These amenity barriers will also provide noise shielding. GRL has engaged a consultant who specialises in visual matters to assist in the development of measures to minimise any potential impacts. A 3D fly-over showing the amended Project’s development has enabled GRL and the public to visualise the development and the effectiveness of these measures.