RZ Resources submits Environmental Impact Statement for the Copi Mine Project, May 2024

RZ Resources submits Environmental Impact Statement for the Copi Mine Project, May 2024

RZ Resources submits Environmental Impact Statement for the Copi Mine Project

Our Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is a comprehensive document that provides information on the economic, environmental, and social aspects of the Project. It is part of the approvals process to allow the Project to proceed and has been submitted to the NSW Planning Department.

The EIS outlines how we will manage the Project throughout its life, from construction to rehabilitation, to help the community and government agencies make informed decisions and submissions. It includes sections on rehabilitation, transport, surface and groundwater, matters of cultural heritage, and local social and economic benefits.

Since 2017, we’ve been talking to the local community about the Project to understand and address any issues as we developed the EIS.

About the Project

Australia has among the largest deposits of critical minerals, and the Copi Mine will produce globally significant quantities of titanium, zirconium, and rare earths. These minerals are vital for the renewable energy transition, electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, defence, and advanced medical devices.

Locally, we are committed to working with and being part of the community as we progress this Project. We want to ensure we deliver social and economic benefits that will help this region continue to thrive, including by contributing a 240-strong workforce and boosting local spending by up to $97.63 million each year during operation.

Nationally, the Project will help to secure the critical minerals supply chain for Australia and our allies. It aligns with Australia’s Critical Minerals Strategy 2023-2030 and is at the forefront of the NSW Critical Minerals and High-Tech Metals Strategy to secure supply chains for Australia.

The full EIS will be available for review on the RZ Resources website and the NSW Planning Department website when the public exhibition process begins in the coming weeks. From that date, members of the public will have 28 days to make a submission. We will update this post once the dates have been confirmed.