We have good news to share regarding the Ashburton Salt Project.

In March, a native title agreement between K+S Salt Australia and Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation (BTAC) was reached.

It provides pathways for employment, training and contracting for the Thalanyji People, along with provisions to support cultural heritage and land management.

It also commits both parties to enter into an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with the WA Government.

Managing Director Gerrit Gödecke praised the Thalanyji People, BTAC Board and their representatives for the spirit in which negotiations were conducted.

“The Ashburton Salt project is K+S’ first in Australia and this agreement is our first with Traditional Owners in this country,” Mr Gödecke said.

“We look forward to collaborating closely as we take Ashburton Salt into development and production.

The Ashburton Salt project remains in environmental review by the WA Government and we are hoping it will be made available for public comment soon.

K+S will make a final investment decision for the project following the outcome of the Ashburton Salt project’s environmental review process. An update will be provided when more information is available.