Australian Potash readies for September approval


Australian Potash has the finish line in sight for its Lake Wells Potash project in Western Australia. 

The West Australian is reporting the company is charging towards production at the low cost-high margin operation, with the EPA delivering a timetable for the approvals process. 

Australian Potash is already upgrading key infrastructure in anticipation of final Ministerial approval in September of this year.

The company has plenty to do whilst the EPA and the Minister finalise the approvals. It is undertaking a detailed front-end engineering design or “FEED” study for the project and it is finalising off-take discussions in addition to securing the finance to develop Lake Wells.Onsite, preliminary works for the project were approved by the WA Government back in May, with company constructing and upgrading key infrastructure in anticipation of the move to construction and operations in not too distant future.

The work program at Lake Wells currently includes the upgrading of the primary access tracks to all-weather roads and the construction of an accommodation village, fuel storage and water treatment plant.

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