Hon Norman Moore BA DipEd JP MLC

Hon Norman Moore BA DipEd JP MLC

Former Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Fisheries; Electoral Affairs

    Agreement sets positive milestone

    12/10/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • Kintyre uranium project secures indigenous agreement
    • Exclusion zones to protect cultural sites
    • Agreement three years in the making

    Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore today welcomed the landmark agreement signed this morning by the Western Desert Lands Aboriginal Corporation (WDLAC) in support of the development of the Kintyre uranium deposits in Western Australia.

     

    The advanced-stage exploration project, located in WA’s Eastern Pilbara region, is a joint venture between Cameco and Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd.

     

    Mr Moore said it was early days for the development of the company’s Kintyre uranium deposits, but this was a significant milestone.

     

    “This is a huge accomplishment for the company and the Martu people, which helps secure a strong future for the local indigenous people,” he said.

     

    “Not only will this agreement ensure a range of employment, business opportunities and cultural initiatives, it also recognises the importance of the heritage protection of some highly sensitive cultural sites - this is a win-win for all involved.”

     

    The Minister said while the company still had a way to go in regard to regulatory approvals and economic matters to still work through, this was a valuable step in the future development in the project.

     

          Fact File

    • For more information about development of uranium mining in WA, go to the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s website 

    Minister’s office - 6552 5400