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.

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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Fingerboards Pastoral Company

  June 9th, 2021

Why has Kalbar Operations developed a pastoral company? The available farming land within and adjacent to the Fingerboards mineral sands project area has made an agricultural enterprise possible and grazing is a viable means of maintaining the land. Kalbar Operations has established...

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Project Bulletin - May 2021 v2

  May 24th, 2021

In this Bulletin you can read about: Update - EES Inquiry and Advisory Committee Public Hearing; Kalbar Operations sets up Fingerboards Pastoral Company; Community Grants Program - Round 2 now open

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Minerals and Australia’s economic recovery

  May 19th, 2021

Many people will be aware that Australia’s minerals industry is a key driver to sustain economic benefits for all Australians, whether they live in an area of mining activity, capital cities, or regional areas, cities and towns. According to the Minerals Council of Australia, mining generates $270 billion in export...

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