The State Government's Future Battery Industry Strategy for Western Australia
The rapid uptake of electric vehicles and battery-based energy storage systems around the world is driving global demand for lithium-ion batteries. Electric vehicle and battery manufacturers are securing sources of minerals, materials and components to meet this increase in demand representing a significant opportunity for the State.
Western Australia has substantial reserves of all of the minerals used in the manufacture of rechargeable batteries, including: large quantities of lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese and alumina. Western Australia is the global leader in lithium production and produces nickel and other minerals used in making rechargeable batteries. It also produces non-battery minerals used in the manufacture of electric vehicles and energy storage systems, including rare earth elements that are necessary for the production of electric motors.
The State Government is committed to growing the State into a leading exporter of future battery minerals, materials, technologies and expertise. The Future Battery Industry Strategy aims to grow Western Australia’s future battery industry and transform it into a significant source of economic development, diversification, jobs and skills.