What might my community experience?

With the closure of the project site and departure of the temporary workforce, the community might undergo an economic bust as described in Stage 3. For this reason, it is important to plan for project closure from the outset and to use revenues from the project to strengthen local infrastructure, build community services, and diversify the local economy. Community representatives should also bear in mind the potential long-term impacts of activities associated with the project (for an example, see Box 16: A Case Study: Employee Housing).