Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines Pty Ltd (KCGM) is the management company of the Kalgoorlie Operations for Joint Venture Owners Northern Star Resources Limited and Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited. KCGM Operations include the Fimiston Open Pit (Super Pit), Mt Charlotte Underground Mine and the Fimiston and Gidji Processing Plants, located adjacent to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder approximately 600 kilometres (km) east of Perth, Western Australia.
The current KCGM Life of Mine Plan sees gold processing until around 2034. Mt Charlotte underground mining will finish around 2024 and Fimiston Open Pit mining will conclude around 2026. On completion, the Fimiston Open Pit will measure 3.5 km in length, 1.5 km in width and up to 700 metres in depth. Several key projects are being undertaken to allow for mineral processing until 2034. These include increasing the capacity of tailings storage facilities, as well as upgrades at the Fimiston and Gidji Processing Plants to reduce air emissions. While the current Life of Mine Plan has KCGM operating to around 2034, KCGM continues to look for opportunities to extend mine life.
KCGM is a residential mine site and its 1,100 employees and contractors are proud to be a part of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community. In the past five years, KCGM has contributed more than $2.3 billion in supply, payroll and sponsorship opportunities. The company supports local business, with around thirty per cent of KCGM suppliers being located in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
The KCGM Community Investment Programme supports sustainable projects for the long-term benefit of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community. KCGM has supported several major community infrastructure projects including contributing $1 million each to the Goldfields Arts Centre, Goldfields Oasis Sports Centre and Ray Finlayson Sporting Complex. KCGM is a major supporter of local tourism, providing a free public lookout at the Super Pit and, more recently, committing to reinvigorating the Hannans North Tourist Mine into a sustainable tourism business for the long-term benefit of the region.