Next Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

6:00 pm

New Location: Town of Superior Office Building

Main Topic: Economic Development Plans for the Copper Triangle and an update from Chicanos por la Causa

Join Us!

Founded in 2013, The Superior Community Working Group (CWG) is a community-run, volunteer organization that was established to learn the facts and discuss the issues and concerns around the proposed Resolution Copper Mining Project, located in Arizona’s historic copper corridor near the town of Superior. Members include community leaders, residents and stakeholders from the Town of Superior, Queen Valley, Globe, Miami, the San Carlos Apache Indian Community and other nearby communities. 

To ensure ongoing transparency and communication between the mine and the community and to find ways of resolving issues of community concern, Resolution funds the facilitation and any relevant expenses incurred by the CWG.

The CWG typically meets monthly and focuses on social, environmental, and economic impacts that the Resolution Copper Mine might have on the region. Resolution is anticipated to become one of the world’s largest copper mining ventures, based on estimated tons of copper ore. 

The most pressing concerns for 2023 include: permitting; environmental stewardship; transportation; education; economic development, including increased demand for housing, urban planning, and commerce; health/safety/natural resource issues; implementing a Good Neighbor Agreement; community investments and stewardship; and preserving one of the state’s most popular recreation areas.

The Resolution Copper project, currently in development, is an underground mine 60 miles east of Phoenix, Arizona, near the town of Superior. The project is a joint venture owned by Rio Tinto (55%) and BHP (45%). The ore deposit lies nearly 7,000 feet below the earth’s surface. It represents one of the most significant untapped copper deposits today. The mine has the potential to supply nearly 25% of  U.S. copper demand.  

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. 

ADOT Seeking Public Input on the Queen Creek Bridge

Take This Online Survey

The Arizona Department of Transportation has launched an online survey seeking the public’s feedback on the Queen Creek Bridge project, located just east of Superior. Comments are sought as part of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 requirements concerning the impacts of replacing and removing the historic Queen Creek Bridge as part of the Queen Creek and Waterfall Canyon bridge projects

Comments can be communicated directly to the project team by responding to the following survey form through February. The survey is also available on the project web page.

For more information on the Queen Creek Bridge project, NHPA Section 106 requirements and to sign up for the mailing list, please visit the web page.