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Talison Lithium operates the Greenbushes mine in WA’s South West.

Green light for Kwinana lithium plant

A $400 million lithium processing plant to be built in Kwinana has received the green light, with West Perth company MSP Engineering to act as head contractor.

Business News revealed last week that the proponents of the plant, Chinese company Tianqi Lithium, would be seeking Development Assessment Panel approval for the project.

Today, Tianqi’s Australian subsidiary announced it had received final approval from its parent company to move forward with the plant, on a 20-hectare site on Mason Road to be leased from LandCorp.

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Great News for WA and the growing WA Lithium Sector. Let's see more manufacturing and jobs by value-adding Lithium, and less export of low value ore-concentrates from our amazing Natural Resources.

Congratulations to all involved. Hopefully this is just the start and WA is able to take advantage of its strategic position at the beginning of the supply chain - while it still has it - and move further down stream into battery manufacturing.

Port Kennedy
With unemployment in Kwinana at 11% and the surrounding suburbs full of struggling FIFO workers hopefully they will recruit locally to build it rather than bring in 457 workers

Perth
There is no point getting excited as the greedy UNIONS will AGAIN screw up the costs and out-price WA mining by excessive strikes so cleaners can earn 100K+ Resulting in this mine closing down not long after they are up and running.

Perth
That sounds like you have a lot of experience in the industry and probably are a 457 ??? the Whole and only reason that people want to work in the mining and construction industries is because its the best money they have ever earned aye???? AND how do you think it got like that mate ...If you are willing to listen to all the MSM tripe about the 'unions' then go back to Ireland mate....What you don't see4 all the politician's and their corruption ??? there sense of entitlement whilst ripping off Aussies and importing cheap labour to reduce wages and conditions? Nah you don't see any of that lol ???

Waikiki
Where have you been Gray Gray under a rock.when was the last strike in W.A that caused a mine to shutdown? Twit.

Does anybody know what companies will execute the SMP works ?

kwinana
mate good luck finding out who the local contractors are for construction ive called msp engineering they won the contract and then turned there phones off!!! ,its all about there fat profits nothing to do with jobs for the local unemployed or any body else ,and the jobs all ready started ,wheres the apply now portal or expressions of interest link ,bloody rude of them!!!!.

Bayswater
Surely somebody knows who has the smp works by now?

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WA export revenue

13th-Atlas Iron$871.0m
14th↑Cliffs Natural Resources$813.0m
15th-Talison Lithium$800.0m
16th↑Sandfire Resources$513.0m
17th-Plum Grove$384.8m
49 exporters ranked by WA export revenue most recent financial year

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