Wiluna project could employ up to 350 people during construction plus support 170 full-time mining jobs
Could the Uranium industry in Australia be preparing for a new era? The proposed Western Australian based Wiluna uranium project shines the focus on the importance of the Liberal National Government`s long-term support for business development and mining jobs development.
Toro Energy Ltd`s has stated that Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion said the project was well positioned to become the state`s first uranium exporter.
“Our determination to back this industry has already seen more than $300 million invested in uranium exploration and development,”¯ Mr Marmion said.
25 years of mining jobs for Wiluna project in WA
“Toro`s Wiluna Uranium project is expected to create up to 350 people during the construction phase and 170 full-time jobs. The mine is expected to have a life span of about 25 years.”¯
The Minister also came out saying the project was good for the global environment, with Toro aiming for annual uranium exports of 900 tonnes per year from four mine sites in the Wiluna area.
“Despite challenging market conditions, I have no doubt that world uranium demand will grow in the wake of December`s Paris climate change agreement and the renewed focus on lowering carbon emissions.”¯
Mr Marmion said Western Australia would capitalise on the expansion, with regulatory processes in place ensuring safe and responsible Uranium development.
1,300 WA mining jobs – $1 billion export industry potential
“WA`s four uranium projects, Yeelirrie, Wiluna, Mulga Rock and Kintyre are expected to create 1,300 people and create a $1 billion export industry, so uranium is good news for local communities and the State as a whole,”¯ Mr Marmion said.