Vimy Resources’ Mulga Rock uranium project has been approved by minister for the environment and energy Josh Frydenberg; the final approval required before beginning production.
The project is around 240km north east of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia and has a 16-year mine life.
It is expected to produce 1360t of uranium oxide concentrate per year.
Frydenberg’s approval comes after the WA environment minister Albert Jacob approved the project, under the condition that it would not create significant impacts on the environment.
Vimy Resources chairman Cheryl Edwards said, “This approval has been more than three years in the making and has involved considerable effort on the part of all those involved.”
“I am grateful for their efforts and would like to thank them all.”