Lynas Rare Earths has confirmed receipt of its ministerial statement for its planned rare earth processing facility in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, allowing the project to take a significant step forward.

lynasREThe approval, issued under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA), is for implementation of the plant, and also outlines the conditions under which it cane be constructed and operated.

Lynas said the facility is consistent with its environmental, social and governance (ESG) approach and “our commitment to operating in a way that is safe for our people, our communities and the environment” as well as its mission to contribute positively. 

The miner added it has worked closely with government officials to ensure its sustainably supports the Critical Minerals and Modern Manufacturing strategies of the Australian Government, the Future Battery and Critical Minerals Industries Strategy of the Western Australian Government, and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s economic diversification plans. 

The company is now finalising the secondary approvals required for project implementation.

The A$500 million project is part of Perth-based Lynas’ 2025 growth vision, the company said.

Source: Lynas Rare Earths