WA Miners Given Major Project Status



The federal government has granted major project status to two Western Australian projects, which would jointly create more than 700 jobs in the Pilbara.

Both the Byondie sulphate of potash (SOP) project, being developed by ASX-listed Kalium Lakes, and ASX-listed Australian Vanadium’s namesake project have been granted major project status.

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Morrison government is committed to supporting projects that will boost the mining and agricultural industries and create jobs for Western Australians.

“Our government sees the incredible economic potential these projects offer, not just for the regional areas where they’re located but for Australia more broadly,” Andrews said.