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  • Boab Metals (BML) receives approval to further develop its Sorby Hills lead-silver project in WA
  • The WA Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) approved amendments to an existing EPA approval, allowing Boab Metals to begin site establishment and early works at the project
  • Boab MD and CEO Simon Noon says he’s delighted to receive EPA approval and will move towards the tender process for a preferred contractor
  • Company shares are trading 11.76 per cent higher at 19 cents at midday AEST

Boab Metals (BML) has received approval to further develop its Sorby Hills lead-silver project in Western Australia.

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) approved amendments to the company’s existing EPA approval, which was given in 2014.

Boab Metals Managing Director and CEO Simon Noon said the company was delighted to have received amended EPA approval.

“We now look forward to moving ahead with the process of awarding this work to a preferred contractor,” he said.

The amended approval mainly relates to an increase in the permitted development area and officially allows Boab Metals to begin site establishment and early works at Sorby Hills.

Specifically, these works will include establishing all-weather access to the project and developing a materials laydown and hardstand area to allow for the construction of the expanded processing plant and associated infrastructure.

Additionally, Boab Metals will establish an accommodation village at the project site for contractors and employees.

The approval also means the company can proceed to be granted final clearance under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and permits the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety to complete its assessment of the mining proposal associated with the site establishment and early works.

Company shares were trading 11.76 per cent higher at 19 cents at midday AEST.

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