Kalgoorlie rare earths gets ministerial approval
Preliminary implementation of Lynas Rare Earths’ Kalgoorlie processing facility has been approved after it was issued with a Ministerial Statement under the Environment Protection Act 1986 (WA). The statement outlines the conditions for the construction and operation of the rare earths facility, which are consistent with initiatives proposed by Lynas.
Lynas has worked closely with all levels of government to ensure the Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility sustainably supports the Critical Minerals and Modern Manufacturing strategies of the Australian Government, the Future Battery and Critical Minerals Industries Strategy of the WA Government, and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s economic diversification plans. Lynas is now working to finalise the secondary approvals required for project implementation.
In August 2020, Lynas signed a sub-lease with the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder for the 135-hectare area where the rare earths processing facility was constructed. Construction began in mid-2021 when Lynas also awarded a contract to Metso Outotec for a new kiln at the project’s processing plant.
Lynas Rare Earths was established as an ethical and environmentally responsible producer of rare earth materials and is the world’s only significant producer of separated rare earth materials outside of China.
CREDIT- Australian Mining