Mackay Potash Project Achieves Principal Agency Status



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Agrimin has announced that the Western Australia Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) will act as the lead agency for the Mackay potash project. JTSI is the Government of Western Australia’s lead agency for major resource proposals and will provide project facilitation assistance to the project.

The majority of final approvals required for the project are handled by the Government of Western Australia, emphasizing the importance of lead agency status and streamlining the approval process. Agrimin is currently advancing the approval and financing phase of the project, with a Final Investment Decision (FID) scheduled for mid-2022. The environmental impact assessment (EIA) remains the element of the critical path to reach an FID.

All environmental studies designed to support the EIA have been completed and the Environmental Review Document (ERD) was recently submitted to the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for review. The EPA acceptance of the DRE and the public review period are the key next steps in the EIA timeline. The project remains on track for ministerial approval in mid-2022.

Mark Savich, CEO of Agrimin, said: “The lead agency status underscores the strategic importance of the Mackay Potash project and strengthens the conviction of the Washington State government to support a new potash sulfate industry. “The development of the Mackay Potash Project will support significant investments in regional infrastructure stretching from Lake Mackay to the Port of Wyndham, as well as create long-term employment opportunities for many of the state’s most remote communities.” from Washington. We look forward to working with JTSI to ensure the streamlining of our final project approvals as we move towards an FID. “

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