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Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project Inquiry and Advisory Committee

The Public Hearing for the Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) concluded on 22 July 2021.  The IAC is considering all submissions, presentations and evidence to inform its report which will be submitted to the Minister for Planning within 40 business days from conclusion of the Public Hearing.

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Project Overview

The Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project focuses on a high-grade area of heavy minerals in the Glenaladale deposit, about 20km northwest of Bairnsdale in East Gippsland, Victoria.

The project has the potential to be one of the world’s major producers of zircon, ilmenite, rutile and rare earths – minerals essential to technology, transport, communications and renewable energy.

Kalbar proposes to invest over $200 million in the development of the project, creating 200 direct jobs over the 15-20 year life of the project and creating significant economic benefits for the region.

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Project Bulletin for September 2021 v2

  October 4th, 2021

In this Bulletin you can read about: Webinar - Local Voices Anchor Survey results; Seeking Expressions of Interest for Community Reference Group; Seed Production Nursery promotion; Update about Application for Mining Licence; Round 3 Community grants Program still open

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Safety first at Kalbar

  September 16th, 2021

Kalbar Operations is committed to creating a strong health and safety culture. This culture is based on visible leadership, consultation and engagement, and every employee accepting accountability for their own personal safety and the safety of others. Kalbar’s key objective is for everybody to return home safe and healthy every day...

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Project Bulletin September 2021

  September 2nd, 2021

In this Bulletin you can read about: Application for Mining Licence - feedback closed 25 August; Round 3 Community Funding Grants now open; Open letter to the East Gippsland community...

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