Extension to the Wiluna Uranium Project – Environmental Scoping Document

Closed 20 Oct 2014

Opened 6 Oct 2014

Feedback Updated 23 Feb 2015

We Asked

The draft Environmental Scoping Document (ESD) was released for public review in accordance with Western Australian Government procedures.

You Said

There were 17 submissions on the draft ESD, ranging from general comments to submissions on several environmental factors.

We Did

A number of amendments were made and the EPA has released the final ESD. It is available on the EPA's website at http://epa.wa.gov.au/EIA/ScopingDocuments. A table of the summary of submissions, the proponent's response, and note of amendments is also available.

Overview

Toro Energy Limited is proposing to extend the Wiluna Uranium Project located near Wiluna, Western Australia, through shallow open pit mining of two deposits at Millipede, approximately 30 kilometres south of Wiluna, and Lake Maitland, 105 kilometres south-east of Wiluna. Mining from the two deposits would occur over a period of about 12 years and produce up to 1200 tonnes per annum of uranium oxide concentrate.

An Environmental Scoping Document has been prepared in accordance with Western Australian Government procedures and is released for public review.

The Environmental Scoping Document describes the proposal, identifies the preliminary key (most important) environmental factors or issues, outlines the work to be undertaken to predict the environmental impacts and identifies the relevant policy context.

Hard copies and a CD-ROM version of the Environmental Scoping Document are available from:

Toro Energy Limited
Level 3, 33 Richardson Street
West Perth, WA 6005.
Phone 9214 2100

The Environmental Scoping Document may also be downloaded from http://www.toroenergy.com.au.

Copies of the Environmental Scoping Document will be available for examination at:

Department of Environment Regulation
Goldfields Regional Office,
32 Brookman Street, KALGOORLIE

Department of Parks and Wildlife
Goldfields Regional Office,
32 Brookman Street, KALGOORLIE

Local Authority Public Libraries (Wiluna, Menzies, Leonora, Kalgoorlie)
JS Battye Library, WA State Library.

The EPA prefers submissions to be made on this site, by completing the online survey below.

Alternatively submissions can be:

Posted to: Chairman, Environmental Protection Authority,
Locked Bag 10,
EAST PERTH WA 6892
referring to Extension to the Wiluna Uranium Project and CMS 14025/Assessment Number 2002; or

Delivered to: the Environmental Protection Authority,
Level 4, The Atrium,
168 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

If you have any questions on how to make a submission, please ring the Office of the EPA on 6145 0803.

Areas

  • All of Western Australia

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Environmental Scoping Document