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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 25 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 2025
  • 100 (construction)
  • 200 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Currently Draft EIS being prepared by proponent.
31 March 2023 Terms of reference for an EIS (PDF icon 782 KB).
3 December 2022 to 13 January 2023 Draft terms of reference (PDF icon 965 KB) for public consultation.
10 May 2022 Gazettal (PDF icon 246 KB) of ‘Coordinated project’ declaration.
24 January 2022 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a ‘controlled action’.
12 November 2021 Initial advice statement (PDF icon 61.6 MB), submitted.

Further information

Read more about the EIS process.

Last updated: 03 Apr 2023