Agrimin Limited (ASX: AMN) is pleased to advise that it has signed a negotiation protocol with Kimberley Land Council Aboriginal Corporation on behalf of the Tjurabalan Native Title Lands Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (“TNTLAC”), the registered native title body corporate for the Tjurabalan native title holders.
The negotiation protocol will govern the conduct of negotiations in relation to an agreement for the construction and operation of Agrimin’s proposed haul road, whilst preserving the native title rights and interests of the Tjurabalan People.
Agrimin’s proposed 350-kilometre haul road, which will connect Lake Mackay to the Tanami Road, passes through three native title determination areas (being Tjurabalan, Ngururrpa and Kiwirrkurra). During the first half of 2021, the company completed heritage surveys across all three native title determination areas to obtain heritage clearances for the proposed disturbance envelopes covering the haul road and associated infrastructure such as borrow pits, water bores and communication towers.
Agrimin intends to lodge miscellaneous licences and finalize approvals for the haul road in parallel with front-end engineering design works that are currently underway.
“Agrimin’s proposed haul road is an integral part of a new transport corridor to support an integrated mine-to-ship logistics chain between Lake Mackay and Wyndham Port, which in turn will allow low cost bulk haulage of our certified organic SOP to world markets,” said Mark Savich, CEO of Agrimin. “We have enjoyed building a positive relationship with the Tjurabalan People and we are committed to ensuring the Mackay Potash Project will deliver jobs and opportunities into the future.”