Next steps for The Fingerboards Minerals Sands Project following EES assessment
Kalbar Operations has acknowledged the Minister’s recent assessment of the Fingerboards Mineral Sands project and confirms it is progressing work to move the project forward.
Kalbar CEO Jozsef Patarica said the EES process has been effective in allowing all stakeholders to have a voice in respect of their views on the Project. The Minister’s assessment now provides the direction to take the next steps with statutory decision makers.
“We are confident that this project can operate in harmony with the local community, environment and industries, including the horticultural industry,” said Mr Patarica.
“To this end we are thoroughly reviewing the detail of the Minister’s assessment while progressing ongoing studies required for the project.
“We are passionate about working with the East Gippsland community to advance the project and deliver the jobs and opportunities that will help secure this area’s future prosperity.
“Among all commodities mined across Australia, mineral sands mines have achieved the highest rehabilitation outcomes. We have a detailed plan that will raise the bar to new heights of excellence in mining and rehabilitation.
“Mineral sands mining has a long and proud history in Australia, and demand is only increasing. Fingerboards is a globally significant project that would contribute to delivering minerals essential to technology, transport, communications and renewable energy.”