The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has today signed an option to sublease strategic industrial land with Lynas Corporation Limited for their new cracking and leaching facility.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor John Bowler said he was excited to see Lynas selecting Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and looked forward to seeing the positive flow on to the broader local economy as a result of the new downstream processing facility.
“As Mayor, I am committed to working with local businesses, the community and with Lynas to get the best possible outcomes for Kalgoorlie-Boulder,” he said.
“This project really puts Kalgoorlie-Boulder on the national and international stage, and, along with the work being done by BHP at the Kalgoorlie Nickel Refinery, really cements us as a great place to do downstream processing.
“We are more than just a place where you go to get the minerals out the ground – we are a value add and logistics hub, with world class resources and globally recognised mining and mineral processing education, and the new Lynas cracking and leaching facility really enhances our offering.
“We hope to see many more families welcomed in to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community as a result of this great project.”
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the new Lynas facility was a strong step forward in the City’s efforts to diversify the local economy and increase the local population by providing new skilled jobs and opportunities for local businesses.
“This project shows that the City is delivering on its strategic objectives by facilitating major projects that are helping to change the economic landscape of the City, and we look forward to working with all of the key stakeholders, including the State and Federal Governments to further support downstream processing here in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.”
“The City would also like to thank Neometals for their support in varying their sublease to allow both Lynas and Neometals to be accommodated within our strategic industrial areas.”