Boost for WA jobs with new Pilbara FMG mine on track
Premier Mark McGowan today welcomed the announcement by Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) to develop the Eliwana mine and rail project in the Pilbara region.
FMG made the Final Investment Decision this morning, with the project consisting of a new mine and ore processing facility, and a 143-kilometre rail spur project.
The company is targeting a construction start in mid-2019, with production to start in December 2020.
A definitive feasibility study has been completed by the company, and the approvals process is now underway.