Dubbo Zirconia Project Approved!

12 June 2015

On 29 May 2015, the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) issued development consent (SSD-5152) to Australian Zirconia Ltd (AZL) for the Dubbo Zirconia Project. This comes almost two years after an initial Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was submitted to the Department of Planning & Environment for adequacy review. The Project Profile provides an overview of the assessment and determination process and can be viewed here.

Once developed and operating, the Dubbo Zirconia Project will become a globally significant supplier of rare metals and rare earths.While approval is restricted until 2037, the defined resource could support ongoing operations for more than 80 years and provide extended economic benefits to Dubbo Local Government Area and the wider Orana region, the State of New South Wales and Australia.

RWC is grateful for the opportunity to work on this globally significant project and congratulates the entire management, planning and development team of AZL on receipt of SSD-5251. The acknowledgement of our role in the assessment of the Dubbo Zirconia Project by AZL in their most recent community newsletter (No.13) is appreciated.

In addition to thanking its own dedicated team, AZL extends sincere thanks to consultants RW Corkery & Co (based in Orange, NSW), who put enormous effort into developing and managing the very large and complex EIS. …

Community Newsletter No. 13 - June 2015

(newsletter can be viewed here)

RWC looks forward to continuing our association with AZL and assisting in the preparation of the various management plans and other environmental documentation required by this approval.

Photo Source: Mining Australia 2014