Feasibility and Approvals  

Exploration results from two successful drilling campaigns in 2021 and 2022 have provided AR3 with confidence to progress to the next stage of the Koppamurra Project.

This stage will include commissioning a range of environmental studies to develop baseline information required for a Mining Lease (ML) application and supporting Mining Proposal (MP) under the Mining Act 1971 for submission to the Department for Energy and Mining (DEM).

Those studies will include but are not limited to, a review of the key environmental and socio-economic receptors in the area of the ML, such as:

  • Impacts to groundwater and any identified Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
  • Heritage assessment and risk review
  • Ecological desktop studies, field surveys and impact assessment
  • Impacts to residential receptors for noise, vibration and air quality
  • Impacts to traffic and the road network
  • Impacts to surrounding visual amenity
  • Socio-economic impacts

Mining Lease Area

The preliminary proposed Mining Lease (ML) boundary includes land within the Comaum Forest Reserve which is currently managed by  OneFortyOne Plantations Pty Ltd.  The remaining land within the indicative ML boundary is privately owned under freehold title, and is generally used for grazing or cropping.

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Koppamurra Landholder Reference Group

The Koppamurra Project Reference Group (KPRG) is made up of key stakeholders within and adjacent to the proposed ML area, namely Landowners who are predominantly Graziers and Croppers, Wine Growers, and 141 Plantations,  Limestone Coast Landscape Board, Wattle Range Council, Naracoorte Lucindale Council and the Rural Support Services.

It is intended that AR3 will meet regularly with the KPRG, to discuss the proposed Mining project. The agenda for the meetings will mostly be determined by the group, and will include presentations  and updates by Australian Rare Earths, third party technical experts,  DEM regulators and others, as required by the group.

A Summary of actions arising from the meetings will be published on this page.

If you have thoughts or questions that you would like discussed at the KPRG meetings, please fill in the feedback form below.

Meeting agenda and minutes

Community feedback

Please use the form below for feedback on the proposed Koppamurra Mining Lease application.