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The power of collaboration: environmental partnership will see the revegetation of mining site

  • 1.  The power of collaboration: environmental partnership will see the revegetation of mining site

    Posted 31-03-2023 11:32

    Lynas Rare Earths partners with KBULG to revegetate Kalgoorlie-Boulder processing plant site

    The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Landcare Group is looking forward to helping Lynas Rare Earths revegetate their processing plant site, after the mining company announced a three-year partnership worth $150,000.

    KBULG chief executive Kim Eckert told the Kalgoorlie Miner the organisation was growing plants to do infill planting on Lynas’ buffer zone “to make the buffer zone more dense”.

    “We grow plants that are native to our area and so it’s important to plant those. If you plan to use natives, but not from the local area, they have a less likelihood of surviving, so (local native plants have) a better survival rate,” she said.

    Lynas is currently constructing its $575 million rare earths processing facility on the western fringe of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

    The company announced the partnership at their International Women’s Day event last Friday, saying they were looking forward to receiving KBULG’s “expert knowledge”.

    Lynas chief executive Amanda Lacaze said the partnership was a demonstration of the company’s commitment to being an environmentally responsible producer.

    “This is our first long-term partnership in Kalgoorlie . . . KBULG plays an important role as the Goldfields premier community environment organisation. They work with community groups, schools, business and government to achieve everyone’s goals,” she said.

    “This partnership will allow them to continue to undertake the great work they do in the Goldfields community and it will extend our relationship (with those) who are already busy growing seedlings.

    “I saw some pictures of them this morning for the revegetation of our Kalgoorlie site which has been significantly cleared and we want to see more trees there.”

    Source: Bunbury Herald


    Emily Mason
    Sydney NSW