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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Project Bulletin - May 2021

  May 7th, 2021

In this Bulletin you can read about: Kalbar Operations’ presence at East Gippsland Field Days; Voconiq Local Voices community survey is still open; Community Grants Program Round 1 recipients announced...

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Fingerboards project provides potential to support the region’s transition from native timber

  May 6th, 2021

A report recently commissioned by the East Gippsland and Wellington Shire Councils indicates that approximately 1,100 jobs in the Wellington and East Gippsland Shire Council regions are at risk from the Victorian government’s planned closure of the native timber industry in 2030...

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Kalbar Operations announces inaugural community grant recipients

  May 4th, 2021

Kalbar Operations has announced the five successful recipients for the first round of the community grants program launched this year. The first round of grant funding attracted 11 applications from community groups across the East Gippsland and Wellington Shire areas.

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