Kirit: Welcome to Kathleen Valley and what will hopefully be the first of many project updates during the development. It’s hard to believe we’ve only had our major permits for two months because so much has happened, but all the preparation has paid off and we’re off to a roaring start. Today marks a significant milestone for the project. The pouring of the Mill Foundation not only signifies the commencement of critical path concrete work at the process plant, but it’s also a major milestone for both Lycopodium and our concrete partner, JAGCOR. Delivering this major milestone safely and on schedule is a fantastic start to the project’s delivery. Given the schedule critical nature of early works, we deliberately focused on local WA contractors and suppliers, including some amazing Tjiwarl businesses.
Joel: Today, we’ll be pouring 380 cubes of concrete for the Mill Foundation. Following on from here, we’ll be opening up new ground for the crushing area to understand what the conditions will be for under slab foundation. Getting long lead items ordered has been key along with the construction of the camp and the office facilities. At peak construction, we’ll have 600 to 650 people on site and in operations that will drop back to about 450 to 500 people.
Jody: The Dragonfly Camp is now up and operational. We are in the rooms, so of course, we’re still under the construction stage. When designing the rooms, a lot of forethought went into making the camp as homey and as comfortable as possible. The rooms are slightly larger. We have amazing bathrooms, but it’s also the little things that make a big difference. In the coming few months, we will actually have our permanent kitchen facilities and dry mess facilities will come online. In the meantime, we do have temporary facilities set up for both the dry mess and the wet mess. We have just gone live with our temporary gym and recreational facilities. It’s a truly incredible time to be able to see the Dragonfly take shape and see everything come together from a vision to what it’s actually becoming now.
Kirit: I’d like to acknowledge each and every person that has been part of the Liontown delivery thus far. It’s been an absolutely mammoth effort and a huge number of people have given it their all. Projects are all about people, and we have an amazing team coming together for what will be a very exciting 2023 for Liontown.