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Beyondie Sulphate of Potash project receives EPBC approval

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Kalium Lakes Ltd. has received approval in accordance with Part 9 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) from the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy (DotEE), for its Beyondie Sulphate Of Potash Project (BSOPP), Western Australia.

The official approval states that the approval is for: “The abstraction of potassium-rich brine associated with Sunshine and Ten Mile Lakes, approximately 160 km south-east of Newman, in the eastern Pilbara region of WA and production of Sulphate Of Potash by means of solar evaporation.”

The decision covers the Stage 1 area of the BSOPP which reflects the development base case as set out in the Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS).

Managing Director, Brett Hazelden, commented: “Kalium Lakes continues to lead the way as the first SOP project in Australia to obtain Ministerial approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

“This is another significant milestone for the Beyondie SOP Project and adds to the growing list of achievements required to get a new project and a new industry started in Australia.

“As an important regulatory approval this decision, together with the anticipated further final approvals due in coming months, reinforces the key elements of the comprehensive BFS completed during September last year associated with the BSOP’s 30-50 year mine life,” Hazelden said.

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