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Project Bulletin For December 2021

   Thursday 2nd December, 2021  -  Link to this article

Welcome to our Project Bulletin for December 2021

In this Bulletin you can read about:

  • Next steps for Fingerboards Minerals Sands Project following EES assessment
  • Our Latest TV Ads on our Employee's
  • Round 3 Community Grants Program Recipients
  • Round 4 Community Grants Program Now Closed
  • Update on our Nursery

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.”

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Round 3 Community Grants Program Recipient - Gippsland Vehicle Collection Inc.

Our Community Grants Program has allowed The Gippsland Vehicle Collection Inc. to enhance their rail precinct display, by enabling the extension of their current rail track to display further historically significant rolling stock. Such as the ex - Vacuum Oil VTQY tanker and a GY wagon, once the backbone of general rail freight in Gippsland.

Please click the link below for more information about our Community Grants Program:

Round 4 of our Community Grants Program is now closed

Kalbar's Community Grants Program is now closed for November 2021. Our 2021 Community Grants Program has been able to support the prosperity of 15 local non-for-profit community organisations thus far, and we are delighted to be able to support another five passionate community organisations, with five $2,000 grants on offer. Our Community Grants Program aims to provide long lasting benefits to the local community, with projects that will enhance the future and quality of life for the community, in the following criteria; health, aged care, education, arts, conservation, and sport/recreational.

Community organisations within the East Gippsland and Wellington Shire regions were encouraged to apply. Successful applications will be contacted shortly!

Seed Production Nursery - Update

  • Over the past four months seed from a range of species has been propagated and these are now becoming ready for planting and storage.
  • The key focus for the nursery team over November is to get as many plants as possible from those propagated species installed into crop beds.
  • Other activities happening at the nursery are:
    • maintaining existing crops (e.g., watering, weeding, feeding, pest control).
    • Seed collection from older crops.
    • Upgrading external nursery perimeter screening.
    • Scoping wild sites across the region for new species to be brought into production at the seed nursery.

For further information about the Fingerboards Project:

Telephone: 03 5152 3130
Freecall: 1800 791 396

Previous News

November 9th, 2021 - Project Bulletin for November 2021
October 4th, 2021 - Project Bulletin for September 2021 v2
September 16th, 2021 - Safety first at Kalbar
September 2nd, 2021 - Project Bulletin September 2021
August 31st, 2021 - Career diversity in mining
August 25th, 2021 - Open letter to the East Gippsland Community
August 18th, 2021 - Contributing to rural and regional communities
August 4th, 2021 - Investing in our communities
July 30th, 2021 - Project Bulletin - July 2021
July 22nd, 2021 - Critical minerals
July 7th, 2021 - Kalbar Operations team continues to grow
June 23rd, 2021 - Commitment to carbon reduction at the Fingerboards project
June 9th, 2021 - Fingerboards Pastoral Company
May 24th, 2021 - Project Bulletin - May 2021 v2
May 19th, 2021 - Minerals and Australia’s economic recovery
May 18th, 2021 - Kalbar Operations sets up Fingerboards Pastoral Company
May 7th, 2021 - Project Bulletin - May 2021
May 6th, 2021 - Fingerboards project provides potential to support the region’s transition from native timber
May 4th, 2021 - Kalbar Operations announces inaugural community grant recipients
April 27th, 2021 - Local procurement opportunities
April 14th, 2021 - Opportunities for local suppliers
April 12th, 2021 - Project Bulletin - April 2021
March 31st, 2021 - Improving environmental outcomes with centrifuges
March 26th, 2021 - Kalbar Operations Fingerboards Project commits to support the Victorian Aboriginal Employment and Economic Strategy
March 18th, 2021 - Q&A with Project Director John Francisco
March 16th, 2021 - Kalbar Operations comment on the retirement of the Yallourn Power Station
March 3rd, 2021 - Meet Isaac – Kalbar’s first Gunaikurnai trainee
February 17th, 2021 - 12 months of Kalbar Conversations columns
February 16th, 2021 - Project Bulletin February 2021
February 3rd, 2021 - Kalbar’s link with the Society for Ecological Restoration

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