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Tasmanian iron ore mine approved

An iron ore mine project with the potential to create 100 ongoing jobs has been given federal environmental approval.

Fairfax can reveal privately owned Tasmanian company Forward Mining’s Rogetta project, south of Burnie, has been approved subject to conditions.

Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said the project would be economically beneficial and environmentally sustainable.

“It will deliver significant economic and social benefits to Tasmania at the local, regional and state levels, including approximately 200 jobs during the construction phase and up to 100 permanent positions during the operational phase,” Mr Frydenberg said.

“The proponent will also spend up to $100 million to develop and maintain the mine and the sale of its products will bring in export revenues of up to $90-100 million each year.”

“Forward Mining Limited can now go ahead and develop the mine, which involves open cut mining of iron ore, on-site processing, and trucking of the refined ore to Burnie for export. “ Read more…


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