Kalbar’s Fingerboards project will bring stable, local and long-term jobs to East Gippsland. The project will also provide significant opportunities for local businesses that will be required to support the operation of the mine during its life. These opportunities will also create additional local jobs during the life of the mine. It will position East Gippsland at the forefront of an emerging minerals resource that will be critical to the world’s renewables industry.

Please click here to find out more about the application for Mining Licence for the Fingerboards mineral sands project

Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project Inquiry and Advisory Committee

The Minister for Planning has appointed an Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) to consider submissions to the Environment Effects Statement and exhibited documents. The IAC process includes the opportunity for those who made written submissions on the EES the chance to present to the IAC. The IAC hearings can be viewed by all members of the public.

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Fingerboards Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) Website

Project Overview

The Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project focuses on a high-grade area of heavy minerals in the Glenaladale deposit, about 20km northwest of Bairnsdale in East Gippsland, Victoria.

The project has the potential to be one of the world’s major producers of zircon, ilmenite, rutile and rare earths – minerals essential to technology, transport, communications and renewable energy.

Kalbar proposes to invest over $200 million in the development of the project, creating 200 direct jobs over the 15-20 year life of the project and creating significant economic benefits for the region.

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Project Bulletin - July 2021

  July 30th, 2021

In this Bulletin you can read about: Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) Public Hearing ; IAC visit Kalbar’s seed nursery; Application for Mining Licence - Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR); Successful recipients for Round 2 Community Grants Program; Sponsorship of 2021 Women in Mining Awards...

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Critical minerals

  July 22nd, 2021

Critical minerals is a term that is being heard more frequently in conversations at all levels about the future of technologies to sustain the modern world’s quality of life, address climate change, and the future of the planet. What exactly are critical minerals, and why are they important...

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Kalbar Operations team continues to grow

  July 7th, 2021

Kalbar Operations is committed to reducing net Scope 1 and 2* greenhouse gas emissions from the Fingerboards mineral sands project to achieve a reduction in net greenhouse gas emissions of 26-28 percent below the project baseline levels by 2030. This is in line with...

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