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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 2024
  • 50 (construction)
  • 200 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

CurrentlyDraft terms of reference for EIS and comments being assessed
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: 12 Jan 2023