Project Bulletin

Project Bulletin - June 2020 v2

   Thursday 11th June, 2020

Welcome to our second Project Bulletin for June 2020

In this bulletin you can read about:

  • Kalbar leadership team
  • Expressions of Interest – how do you want to access the EES?
  • Registrations open for webinar on EES Key Findings

Kalbar expands its leadership team

Today Kalbar Operations announced the appointment of two new members to the Executive Team.

Joining us in July 2020 to take the role of Chief Financial Officer will be Cameron Knox. Cameron brings 15+ years of experience in senior finance roles, predominantly in the mining and resource sector with global mining and resource projects.

John Francisco joined Kalbar as Project Director on 1 June 2020. John brings 30+ years of experience in the mining industry, having held project, operational and maintenance management roles with a number of gold and mineral sands mining operations across Australia, Central and West Africa and Papua New Guinea. He has a strong track record in early stage start-up of mining projects.

The depth of industry experience that both Cameron and John bring to the team will be invaluable and we welcome their contribution as we focus on the final stages of the EES process.

Expressions of interest – how do you want to access the EES?

As mentioned in our May Bulletin, we anticipate that some social restrictions and distancing rules will remain in place during the EES public exhibition which may restrict access to EES hard copies that would typically be available for viewing at designated public locations.

We are offering several options to share the documentation. We can provide:


  • uploaded with all EES documentation which can be downloaded to a computer electronically without internet access
  • provided free of charge
  • issued via Australia Post or collected in person at Kalbar’s office at 48 Bailey Street, Bairnsdale

Laptop hire

  • uploaded with all EES documentation to view on screen
  • a deposit is required on pick-up and will be fully refunded upon return of the laptop to Kalbar’s Bairnsdale office
  • cost to be confirmed

Hard copy

  • EES Report - 800+ pages; or
  • EES Report plus technical studies - 8,000+ pages
  • hard copies of EES Reports and technical studies will be charged at cost price
  • cost to be confirmed
  • to be collected in person from Kalbar’s Bairnsdale office

Information Kit

  • Contains the EES Executive Summary, Technical Information brochures and ‘How to Make a Submission’ Information brochures
  • provided free of charge
  • issued via Australia Post or collected in person from the Kalbar office in Bairnsdale
  • Information Kits will be available throughout the EES public exhibition period and beyond

To ensure we can meet your needs to access the EES, we are calling for Expressions of Interest to be submitted by Friday 26 June to provide you with the information you need.

Expressions of Interest for these special arrangements can be submitted by:

All Expressions of Interest submitted must provide the following detail:

  • Full name
  • Postal Address
  • Email address
  • Contact telephone number
  • Exactly which form of EES you are requesting (USB, Laptop, Hard Copy, Information Kit)
  • How you wish to receive it – pick up from Kalbar office or via Australia Post

NOTE: Only the USB and Information Kit options above are able to be sent via Australia Post. All other options are pickup only from the Kalbar office.

NOTE: Requests for EES Information Kits do not have a deadline and will be available throughout the EES public exhibition period and beyond.

Registrations open for webinar on EES Key Findings

As mentioned in our previous Bulletin, we will be holding a webinar to allow community members to discuss the EES Key Findings with Kalbar personnel and technical consultants. The webinar is in lieu of holding a community drop-in session as we adhere to COVID-19 restrictions.

The webinar will take place on Thursday 25 June 2020 at 7 pm.

The webinar will be moderated by an independent facilitator, and the event will be recorded, together with the questions raised, and answers, and uploaded to the Fingerboards Project website within seven days.

We are now inviting registrations for any community members who would like to participate in the EES Key Findings webinar. We are also requesting that any questions applicable to the EES Key Findings be submitted prior to the webinar so we can aim to provide answers as part of the presentation. Time permitting, we will also be able to accept relevant questions during the webinar via the chat facility and answers will be published.

If you are not able to attend the webinar, we will still accept your questions and the answers will be published on the Fingerboards Project website.

To register to participate in the EES Key Findings webinar, please:

To submit your questions for the EES Key Findings webinar, please:

Further information on the Fingerboards Project

For further information about the Fingerboards Project, the EES process and Technical Studies:

  • Go to our web site:
  • Join our e-mail list for updates on the project
  • Call into our office at 48 Bailey Street, Bairnsdale
  • Call or e-mail us for further information, or to make an appointment to speak with one of our team

Phone: 5152 3130
Freecall: 1800 791 396