Kalium Lakes has released its updated approvals, agreements and consents for the Beyondie sulphate of potash project (BSOPP) in Western Australia.
The approvals put Kalium Lakes on track to start construction of Australia’s first sulphate of potash (SOP) operation in 2020.
WA’s Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety (DMIS) has approved the mining proposal and mine closure plan, gas pipeline construction safety case and the dangerous goods site licence.
The part V works approvals for ponds and wastewater treatment plant and 5C brine and freshwater extraction licences have been granted by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) and the Department of Health has given the shire building approvals.
The BSOPP journey started back in 2015 when Kalium Lakes signed key exploration agreements with the respective native title holders before obtaining major project status last month.
Kalium Lakes managing director Brett Hazelden said he was pleased to have worked with such a great range of people to put the project in motion.
“Our team has worked closely with a great number of people across a wide range of regulatory authorities and key stakeholders,” Hazelden said.
“We are the only SOP developer in Australia to have accumulated this comprehensive set of approvals.
“This clearly differentiates Kalium Lakes in the market, and we look forward to becoming Australia’s first SOP producer by the end of next year.”
As the project transitions from construction to commissioning in 2020, further secondary approvals will be required.