Latrobe Magnesium Ltd received planning approval from the Latrobe City Council to use and develop the site at 320 Tramway Road for its initial 3,000-tpa magnesium plant in Hazelwood North in Victoria, Australia.
The company remains committed to progressing the project to safely re-process mining waste, generating jobs and developing a new industry in the Latrobe Valley.
Latrobe Magnesium held a community briefing in Traralgon in December 2019 where it released its calculations of expected traffic movements and CO2 emissions. The company committed to publicly releasing the results of further studies by its consultants, GHD. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, Latrobe Magnesium cannot hold further public meetings at this time. The company will instead place an advertisement in the Latrobe Express noting where project information can be accessed and questions answered, including further study results.
Now that the planning application has been awarded, Latrobe Magnesium can lodge a Research, Development and Demonstration application with the Environment Protection Authority Victoria. Under the law, the EPA has 30 days to respond to the application.