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Richmond-Julia Creek Vanadium Project

Project overview*

EIS statusEIS active
Description Greenfield open-cut vanadium mine with a yield of up to 4.2 million tonnes per annum run of mine (ROM) ore mined over 20 years.
Proponent Richmond Vanadium Technology Pty Ltd.
Location/s Approximately 45 km north-west of Richmond. Map
Local government/s Richmond Shire Council
Investment $242 million
Key features
  • open-cut vanadium mine
  • mine infrastructure areas including a waste rock dump and tailings dam
  • internal access roads
  • truck load-out facility
  • processing infrastructure
  • sewerage and wastewater treatment facilities
  • office buildings and amenities
  • off-lease accommodation village
Construction start date 2023
  • 50 (construction)
  • 200 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Currently Draft terms of reference for EIS being prepared.
10 May 2022 Gazettal (PDF icon 246 KB) of ‘Coordinated project’ declaration.
24 January 2022Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a ‘controlled action’.
12 November 2021Initial advice statement (PDF icon 61.6 MB), submitted.

Further information

Read more about the EIS process.

Last updated: 20 Jun 2022