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)


Project summary


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


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


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


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 Completed
Project recommendation referred to NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) 2022 Completed
Project determined by NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) 2023 Completed
Project approved under Federal EPBC Act 2023 Completed
Finalisation of approvals, licences and consents 2023-2025 Estimate
Completion of Definitive Feasibility Study 2024 Estimate
Final Investment Decision (FID) by Regis Board 2025 Estimate
Construction and commissioning
Mine development construction and commissioning Subject to FID
Pipeline development construction and commissioning Subject to FID
Mining operations Subject to FID
Biodiversity enhancement operations Subject to FID
Progressive rehabilitation (outer faces of waste rock enhancements, visual screens, amenity bunds) Subject to FID
Decommissioning and final rehabilitation Subject to FID
Closure and relinquishment Subject to FID

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Latest Project Update

  • Independent Planning Commission gives the go-ahead for McPhillamys Gold Project

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Assessment Process

The McPhillamys Gold Project is a State Significant Development (SSD). The Project required assessment by both the NSW and Federal governments. Importantly, the assessment process included consultation with our neighbours, the community, local councils and the general public. So everyone had a say about the project.

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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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