The McPhillamys Gold Project is a proposal for a 11-year open cut mining operation located in the Blayney-Kings Plains district of NSW. The investment required to construct and operate the project will provide a major economic boost and benefits to the local, NSW and Australian economies.

The project is wholly-owned by Australian gold production and exploration company, Regis Resources Limited (ASX:RRL)

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Project summary

Ownership:

LFB Resources NL a wholly-owned subsidiary of Regis Resources ASX: RRL. To learn more about Regis Resources click here

Location:

The project is located at Kings Plains, approximately 8kms from Blayney in the NSW Central West

Jobs:

The project will create approximately 710 jobs during construction (which includes 120 jobs on the pipeline) and an average of 260 jobs per year during mining operations

Mineral Resource:

2.29 million ounces of gold

Ore Reserves:

2.02 million ounces of gold

Proposed Mining Method:

Conventional drill and blast open cut mine

Processing:

Ore processed through an onsite carbon-in-leach processing facility

Project Life:

Approximately 15 years (approx. 1-2 years construction, 11 years operations, 1-2 years rehabilitation)


Indicative Project Timeline

Development Stage Indicative Timing Status
Application and approvals
Conceptual Project Development (DPDP) Meeting with NSW Government 2017 Completed
Planning Focus Meeting with NSW Government 2017 Completed
Environmental Assessment Requirements (EARs) issued by NSW Government 2018 Completed
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) submitted to NSW Government 2019 Completed
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) public exhibition period 2019 Completed
Response to Submissions and Amendment Report submitted to NSW Government 2020 Completed
Assessment by NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 2020-2022 Underway
Project recommendation referred to NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) 2022 Estimate
Project determined by NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) 2022-23 Estimate
Finalisation of approvals, licences and consents (if IPC approves the Project) 2023 Estimate
Construction and commissioning
Mine development construction and commissioning Subject to approval
Pipeline development construction and commissioning Subject to approval
Operations
Mining operations Subject to approval
Processing and tailings management operations Subject to approval
Rehabilitation
Biodiversity enhancement operations Subject to approval
Progressive rehabilitation (outer faces of waste rock enhancements, visual screens, amenity bunds) Subject to approval
Decommissioning and final rehabilitation Subject to approval
Closure and relinquishment Subject to approval

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Latest Project Update

  • McPhillamys Gold Project achieves major approvals milestone

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Assessment Process

The McPhillamys Gold Project is a State Significant Development (SSD). The Project requires the assessment of both the state and federal governments. Importantly, the assessment process also includes consultation with our neighbours, the community, local councils and the general public. So everyone gets to say why they do or don’t support the project, or why they support it if certain conditions are met.

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Working with the community

Regis Resources has been active in the Blayney Shire community since 2013, and will continue working closely with neighbours, community members and other project stakeholders to share information and enhance Regis’ understanding of community views about the McPhillamys project.

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