WA environment minister approves Mulga Rock uranium project

Vimy Resources’ Mulga Rock uranium project has been approved by Western Australian environment minister Albert Jacob, the state’s final primary approval for the project.

It comes after the EPA recommended the project’s approval in August this year.

The approval was subject to certain implementation conditions that, if applied, would ensure Mulga Rock had no significant impacts on the environment.

The decision allows Vimy to begin work once the secondary licensing permit approvals have been granted and once it receives federal approval.

Vimy Resources managing director and CEO Mike Young called the approval a great Christmas present.

“We said that we would get this approval before year’s end and we have,” he said.

“This is the most significant step in de-risking the project from a regulatory approvals standpoint.

“We look forward to starting work very soon.”

Federal approval is expected before March 2017.