Overview

Consultation on draft EES Scoping Requirements for the Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project closed 6 October 2017.

Kalbar Resources Ltd (Kalbar) is proposing to develop a mineral sands mine near Glenaladale in East Gippsland. The proposed site is located approximately 20 kilometres north-west of Bairnsdale, and has an area of about 1,400 hectares.

The proposed mining methods involve open pit mining. Kalbar proposes to extract an estimated 200 million tonnes of ore from the site over a projected mine life of 20 years.

The project is in the preliminary stages. No approval has been granted and mining operations have not yet commenced. The Minister for Planning has decided that an Environment Effects Statement (EES) assessment will be required.

The Department of Environment, Planning, Land, Water and Planning will be responsible for administering the EES process on behalf of the Minister. The EES will describe potential environmental effects of the proposed project, assess relevant alternatives and outline how to manage environmental effects.

Find out more about the EES process.

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Public consultation on the draft Scoping Requirements has now closed.

The consultation was open from 13 September to 6 October 2017.

The feedback will inform the final scoping requirements that will provide guidance to the proponent about what to include in their preparation of an Environment Effects Statement. The final scoping requirements will be made publicly available and there will be further opportunity for public consultation when the Environmental Effects Statement is exhibited.

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For more information about the EES process for the Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project, please visit www.planning.vic.gov.au

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