October 12th, 2012

Govt welcomes investment in Mid-West magnetite industry

Hon Colin Barnett: Premier; Minister for State Development

Hon Troy Buswell: Treasurer; Minister for Transport; Emergency Services

18 September 2012

The emerging iron ore industry in Western Australia’s Mid-West has taken a major step forward with the opening of new export infrastructure at Geraldton Port.

Premier and State Development Minister Colin Barnett today congratulated Karara Mining on the opening by Transport Minister Troy Buswell of the company’s $200million facility for shipping haematite and magnetite ore from its Karara mine, 220km east of Geraldton.

Mr Buswell said the milestone by Karara partners Gindalbie Metals and Chinese steel producer, Ansteel, had laid the foundation for further development of the Mid-West magnetite industry.

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