The future of Rosebery

Rosebery is approximately 300 kilometres north-west of Hobart and 125 kilometres south of Burnie. Celebrating 86 years of operation, Rosebery Mine is one Tasmania’s largest mines, producing zinc, copper and lead concentrates, as well as gold doré.

Rosebery uses a mechanised underground mining method followed by crushing, grinding and floatation processes. Concentrates are transported by rail to the Port of Burnie for shipment in bulk carriers to smelters in Hobart and Port Pirie, while gold doré bars are sent to a refinery in Western Australia.

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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.

Open Newsletter

 

Rosebery mine videos

Media Release

Robust environmental legislation gives confidence

16-05-2022

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Federal Court decision welcomed

02-05-2022

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Environmental and technical assessment at South Marionoak

13-04-2022

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Preliminary works commence at South Marionoak

21-01-2022

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Statement in response to EPBC Act decision

07-01-2022

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MMG submits revised EPBC referral for preliminary works at South Marionoak

16-11-2021

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