Royal Resources Limited (ROY) wishes to announce that Parsons Brinckerhoff has been engaged to undertake baseline studies in support of a Mining Lease Proposal (MLP) for the Razorback Project. The studies include the initial assessment of groundwater conditions, ambient noise, and soil geochemistry. It will also include further developing the stakeholder engagement plan. Parsons Brinkerhoff will undertake this work out of their Adelaide offices with support from their extensive Australian-wide network.
There is a two-stage authorisation process for mining in South Australia. Applications for a Mining Lease (Mineral (ML) and Miscellaneous Purposes Licence (MPL) must be supported by a ‘Mining Lease Proposal’. Once a tenement is granted, a Program for Environment Protection and Rehabilitation (PEPR) is required to be approved before mining may commence. The purpose of the documentation is to provide a comprehensive and detailed description of environmental, social and economic risks and benefits of the proposed operation so that stakeholders and DMITRE can make an informed, risk-based and balanced judgement about the proposed operation (DMITRE’s website).
Parsons Brinckerhoff, which is part of the international Balfour Beatty group of companies, is a well-established leader in the provision of infrastructure services to the mining, logistics, power, water and wastewater industries. The Global Mining Business group provides integrated environmental and planning approvals, engineering design and project delivery services to its mining clients.