Read more about the potential for lithium in Western Australia

June 5, 2018

The RITCWA team is excited about the opportunities for lithium in Western Australia, not only creating revenue for the state, but new jobs, skills and technologies to take us into the future.


$200m lithium injection
Lithium is poised to become a key plank of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s mining economy, following minerals developer Neometals’ decision to base a proposed $200 million lithium refinery in the WA gold capital.
Read the full Kalgoorlie Miner article

‘Obvious’ choice for lithium
Kwinana could be the world’s leading producer of lithium batteries, with Premier Mark McGowan citing the coastal industrial area as the “obvious” choice for companies to invest in energy- storage manufacturing.
Read the full Pilbara News article

New Kwinana lithium refinery to create more WA jobs
The McGowan Government today welcomed Western Australia Lithium's decision to proceed with plans to build a new lithium refinery in Kwinana, subject to satisfactory studies.
Read the full WA Government Media Release

WA set to take 'box seat' in booming global lithium industry with new refinery
One of the world's biggest lithium refineries is set to be established south of Perth, which the state government says puts WA at the centre of the booming global industry.
The 50-50 joint venture between Australia's Kidman Resources and Chilean company Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) will see a multi-million dollar refinery built in Kwinana to service a proposed lithium mine in the northern Goldfields.

Read the full ABC News article


A Lithium Valley in Western Australia could power the world

There’s more than 100,000 jobs and $50 billion in economic activity up for grabs if a “Lithium Valley” is set up in Western Australia, according to Curtin University’s Professor Peter Newman, one of the authors behind a new report calling for the state to become a battery manufacture and technology leader.

Read the full Fifth Estate article


Battery taskforce powers up to supercharge WA lithium potential

A taskforce to investigate how WA can cash in on a “once-in-a-generation” lithium and battery minerals boom will make recommendations to the State Government within six months.

Read the full West Australian article


Tawana Resources’ Bald Hill lithium reserve upgrade underpins nine year mine life, more expected

One of the newest lithium producers on the block Tawana Resources (ASX: TAW) has posted a 105% increase to its contained lithium reserves at its 50%-owned flagship Bald Hill lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia’s eastern goldfields, with the increased reserve now underpinning an initial nine-year mine life at the current processing rate.

Read the full Small Caps article


Tesla meets with Premier to discuss options in 'Lithium Valley' Perth

Representatives of American multinational Tesla, which specialises in electric vehicles and energy storage, will meet with West Australian Premier Mark McGowan and other ministers this week to discuss lithium battery technology.

Read the full WA Today article

Neometals lithium refinery development proposed for Kalgoorlie
Neometals has executed an option agreement and memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder for development of a lithium hydroxide refinery near the Goldfields city in Western Australia.
Read the full Australian Mining article


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