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Return of operations at Avebury

Shadow Minister for Resources Shane Broad has welcomed the news that the Avebury Nickel mine will restart operations.

“It is great news for the West Coast and particularly for Zeehan to see a timetable for the Avebury Nickel Mine to come out of care and maintenance and return to full operations,” Dr Broad said.

“I have been in regular contact with Dundas Mining management since coming to Parliament last year and I have expressed Labor’s strong support for the reopening of the mine.

“This will drive the revitalisation of Zeehan and that is critical for the entire West Coast region.

“It should be noted that Avebury closed due to a 70 per cent reduction in global Nickel price in 2008 and the decision largely reflects stronger global minerals prices and economic conditions.

“The state continues to be at the mercy of global economic conditions and we should not forget that today’s low Australian dollar is driving the State’s economic resurgence.”