Tasmania locks in new iron ore mine
The Tasmanian Government has granted a mining lease for the long awaited Livingstone project near Tullah, in the state’s north-west.
State Minister for Energy and Resources, Bryan Green, said the proposed mine would create 30 construction jobs and a similar number when it was operational
"Venture Minerals is proceeding with development plans and hopes to receive final approvals to allow work to start on the mine before the end of the year," Mr Green said.
The project is a forerunner to Venture Minerals proposed large scale tin and tungsten mine planned at nearby Mount Lindsay, which is expected to generate 1,000 direct jobs during construction and 200 full time jobs when the mine is operational.
“These projects are a great vote of confidence in the Tasmanian mining industry which comes on the back of record investment in mineral exploration,” Mr Green said.
"This will provide a major economic boost to the North-West and West Coasts and the broader Tasmanian economy.
Mr Green said this was highlighted by a Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics report released last week that showed hundreds of millions of dollars of mining investment in the pipeline for Tasmania.