On 25 March 2024, Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited acknowledged the Queensland Government’s declaration of the Eva Copper Mine Project as a ‘Prescribed Project’, in recognition of its social and economic significance to the state’s North West region.

Supplied by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited

Supplied by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited

The announcement, made by the Minister for State Development and Infrastructure, the honourable Grace Grace MP, will support the co-ordination of approval processes required for the project.

The project is located on the traditional lands of the Kalkadoon People, 75km north of Cloncurry and 95km north-east of Mount Isa. It is expected to generate up to 800 jobs during construction and approximately 450 jobs during operations. The company is currently updating a feasibility study to underpin the proposed development of the project.

Harmony’s CEO, Peter Steenkamp, said the recognition of Eva’s distinct strategic importance and potential to contribute to the economic development of Queensland’s North West supports Harmony’s confidence in the project.

“We appreciate the support of the Queensland Government and all stakeholders who supported our application for ‘Prescribed Project’ status,” said Steenkamp.

Since acquiring the project in December 2022, Harmony is conducting a feasibility update and has identified opportunities to enhance the asset and its contribution to stakeholders. This includes the introduction of renewable power and an optimised design that could potentially deliver greater production volumes.

Source: Supplied by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited