A majority of 22 Liberal MPs are expected to vote in the Western Australian State Parliament Upper House against the Mark McGowan-led Labor Government’s plan to raise gold royalty fees by 50 per cent.
Mining industry approval and infrastructure project processes in Western Australia and Queensland have been cited as susceptible to corruption, according to a new report by Transparency International Australia program, Mining for Sustainable Development (M4SD). The program used the Mining Awards Corruption Risk Assessment (MACRA) tool — created by a Transparency International expert to build a methodology for … Continue reading Mining approval processes at risk of corruption: report
Gascoyne Resources is set to receive a loan of up to $60 million from Commonwealth Bank of Australia and National Australia Bank to fund the development of the Dalgaranga gold project in Western Australia.
The Western Australian Government has launched applications for round 16 of its exploration drilling program, a month after announcing it would continue funding the Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS).
Balla Balla Infrastructure Group’s (BBIG) $5.6 billion integrated iron ore project in the Pilbara is on track for development after the WA government validated the state agreement signed earlier this year.
Ausgold has secured a $150,000 grant through the Western Australian Government’s Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS), which will be used to conduct drilling activities at its Katanning gold project.
The global steel price increase has boosted the value of Western Australian-based listed companies, with the 2017 financial year closing at $152.6 billion – a 13.5 per cent increase on 2016, according to Deloitte’s latest WA Index.
Western Australian drilling company DDH1 has received investment from Oaktree Capital Management, enabling the company to expand its capacity and capabilities.
The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum is testing a new online version of its Tenegraph mapping system that can determine land available for mineral exploration.
The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has appointed its first mental health and wellbeing inspector of mines, Amy Douglas-Martens.
Panoramic Resources could potentially extend the mine life of its Savannah nickel operations by up to 10 years, following the release of the project’s feasibility study.
Gascoyne Resources has completed the purchase of the Dalgaranga gold project in Western Australia, moving to 100 per cent ownership of the operations.
The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has granted Echo Resources a mining lease for the Julius gold 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.
Rio Tinto will be cutting more jobs from it iron ore division in WA, with positions at its head office in Perth to be targeted first.
A mine rehabilitation reform campaign has recommended the introduction of an independent authority to rehabilitate abandoned mine sites, which could create thousands of jobs in mining precincts that were badly affected by the downturn. According to a leaked Queensland Government report, tax payers will be forced to pay $3.2 billion in coal mine rehabilitation costs … Continue reading Mine rehabilitation could create thousands of jobs
Western Australian mining companies could cost the state government up to $2.4 billion if they decide to fight the proposed $5-a-tonne ‘levy’ on iron ore exports. The fee, which up until now has been $0.25-a-tonne, could be successfully challenged in a court of law, Murdoch University law lecturer Lorraine Finlay told the ABC. If the … Continue reading Mine companies could cost WA Govt $2.4 billion
Galaxy Resources has received key approvals from the Department of Environment Regulations and the Southern Ports Authority to export spodumene, produced at its Mt Cattlin Project, from SPA Port of Esperance, Western Australia. A condition of the approvals includes the reduction of mica content in the spodumene. Galaxy has now achieved a product specification below … Continue reading Galaxy receives approvals to export from Esperance Port
Proponents of uranium mines in Western Australia are racing to gain environmental approvals ahead of the state election, according to the Conservation Council of Western Australia.
Western Australia has been named the nation’s destination of choice for mining investment according to statistics from the state’s Department of Mines and Petroleu