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Agrimin’s Mackay Potash Project is forecast to be the world’s lowest cost producer of Sulphate of Potash (SoP).  Agrimin plans to produce up to 426 000 tonnes per year of premium Sulphate of Potash over its 20-year life, at an estimated capital cost of $409 million. This project has the potential to greatly improve community and employment opportunities for Indigenous people and local communities.

This world-class project focuses on the extraction of SOP dissolved within a salt lake that spans 3,500 square kilometres.

Owned and operated by Agrimin, the development of the Mackay potash project will underpin significant investment in regional infrastructure, as well as create long-term job opportunities for several of Western Australia’s most remote communities.

Agrimin has reported outstanding results of a positive Definitive Feasibility Study, while the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has recently been submitted to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for its review.

The State Government has nominated the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation as the lead agency for the Mackay potash project.

The project will generate approximately 300 jobs during construction and 200 jobs during operations and is also expected to support more than 600 jobs in the supply chain.

Agrimin has a strong working relationship with traditional landowners and believes the Mackay Potash Project can create greatly improved community and employment opportunities for Indigenous people and local communities.

It comprises the four key elements of a bulk commodity project being the:

  • Mine,
  • Processing plant,
  • Integrated logistics chain and
  • Port facility.

The EPA’s acceptance of the Environmental Impact Assessment and the public review period are the next key steps in the timeline.

The Mackay Potash project remains on track for Ministerial Approval in mid-2022.

See  Agrimin website and Environmental Protection Authority assessment of project.

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