The Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project Environment Effects Statement (EES) public exhibition closed on Thursday 29 October 2020.

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.


You can find out more about the Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) here.



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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12 months of Kalbar Conversations columns

  February 17th, 2021

It’s been a whole year since we proudly introduced our Kalbar Conversations to readers of the Bairnsdale Advertiser. Our intent was, and remains, to share information about all manner of things to do with mineral sands and all the work that has been going on behind the scenes to develop the Fingerboards mineral sands project.

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Project Bulletin February 2021

  February 16th, 2021

The first Project Bulletin for 2021 proudly introduces the launch of our Kalbar Operations Community Grants Program. The Community Grants Program aims to support local initiatives which deliver shared value and sustainable and enduring benefits to the communities within the East Gippsland and Wellington Shire Council areas.

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Kalbar’s link with the Society for Ecological Restoration

  February 3rd, 2021

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