Rosebery has a bright future ahead.
We have discovered more resources underground that could extend the mine’s life beyond 2040. Metals critical to a low carbon future, produced right here in Tasmania, at best global standards for safety, community and environment.
However, the mine cannot continue to operate unless we have somewhere to safely and securely store tailings – the left-over crushed rock and residue – from mineral processing. Our existing storage facilities are rapidly reaching the end of their life. Soon it will be time to close them and begin rehabilitating those sites with native vegetation.
It is critical we establish a new facility to store our tailings otherwise our mine will close in 2024. It’s for this reason we need safe access to the proposed site to continue scientific research as part of the rigorous assessment and approvals process.
Our window for this long process is rapidly closing.
We’ve put together this page to provide you with the evidence based information for both transparency and to set the record straight about a range of statements being made by opponents.
Read the Open Letter to our Tasmanian Community from General Manager – Rosebery, Steve Scott.