Fingerboards Mineral Sand Project

The Fingerboards Minerals Sands project is located in Glenaladale, between Stratford and Bairnsdale in East Gippsland. The project proposes to develop a mineral sands deposit in the area.

Kalbar Resources (Kalbar) is an Australian company that holds a number of retention and exploration licences relating to the project, which lie within East Gippsland Shire.

Current status and future plans

Kalbar Resources is currently preparing an Environment Effects Statement (EES) under the Environment Effects Act 1978, following a decision in 2016 by the Minister for Planning.

The EES process is administered by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Kalbar have appointed an environmental consultancy to oversee the development of the EES.

Further information on Environment Effects Statements can be found on the DELWP website, where you can also find documents relating to the Fingerboards EES, including the Minister for Planning's EES Referral and Reasons for Decision.

Community engagement

The mining licence application for Kalbar MIN007636 is currently open for comments or objections which can be lodged online or posted to:

The Minister of Resources
c/ - Manager Licensing
Earth Resources Regulation
GPO Box 4509
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Enquiries can be made by writing to the Manager Licensing at the above address or by phoning the Earth Resources Information Centre on 1300 366 356. The closing date for comments and objections has been extended to 25 August 2021.

Kalbar has a duty to consult with the community throughout the period of any licence that is granted under Section 39A of the Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990. Explore the Fingerboards Project website for more information and documents.

For information on the  Fingerboards Mineral Sands EES process please visit the Victorian Planning webpage. Read more about the consultation plan and other project documents.

Regulatory compliance

If work commences under any licence that is held by Kalbar, we will ensure that Kalbar complies with any conditions of its licence. Read more about regulatory compliance.

Contact details

Contact Kalbar Resources about the Fingerboards Project

Contact the Fingerboards Project

Page last updated: 04 Aug 2021