In a huge win for local jobs, the mining management plan for the Jervois base metal project in Central Australia has officially been given the green light by the Territory Government.
The project, 380 kilometres north east of Alice Springs, has the potential to create 350 jobs during peak production.
Government approval allows Kentor Minerals, owned by KGL Resources, to develop the mine, which will include on-site processing and the production of a copper concentrate and a lead-zinc concentrate.
In line with recommendations from the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission’s final report, the Jervois project approval is now the fourth significant mine approval in the past 12 months for the Northern Territory,
Other approvals are:
Core Lithium Finniss project
Nathan River Resources project
McArthur River Mine overburden management project
The approved mine management plan publicly available on the NT Government website www.nt.gov.au/mining-reports
Mining and Industry Minister Nicole Manison says: “This is big news for the Territory.”
She says mining directly employs more than 4400 people and total value of mineral production for 2019-20 was $4.4 billion.
“Establishing new mines creates local jobs for Territorians and significantly boosts our economy,” Ms Manison says.
“This is a further step to strategically position us as a globally-significant hub for producing, processing and manufacturing minerals.
“The Territory Government is working hard to make the Territory the best place for exploration and mining investment in Australia and we are committed to attracting and supporting exploration and mining investment.”