New Lithium Plant approved by McGowan Government

The Albemarle Lithium plant has been granted environmental approval from the McGowan Government, giving the go-ahead for a lithium manufacturing plant in the State’s South West. The Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area, 17kms north east of Bunbury, will be home to the new plant, and will process spodumene ore concentrate, through five process trains, to produce…

Fracking ban in South-West, Peel and Perth

The McGowan Government announced regulations on hydraulic fracture stimulation (fracking) in the South-West, Peel and Perth Regions. Minster for Mines and Petroleum, Bill Johnston, said the government needs to protect the State’s environment from risks associated with fracking. “While the tracking ban in the South-West, Peel and Perth regions has already been achieved, the regulations…

Noongar Community Reacts Over The Recognition Bill

There were tears of joy outside Parliament House as Aboriginals thanked Premier Colin Barnett for tabling the final draft of the historic Noonar recognition bill. Noongar people will be recognized as the traditional owners of WA’s South West, and acknowledge their unique heritage, cultural identity, economic contributions to the state. The historic bill also offered a native title…