Closed Consultations

  • Rafael Seismic Survey

    Buru Energy Ltd propose to undertake a 2D an d 3D geological survey at one site (Rafael patch) in the west Kimberley district, approximately 80 kilometres south of Derby. The proposal would include total disturbance of up to 438 hectares by raised blade clearing of 1147 km of seismic lines and construction of a temporary workers camp within an existing cleared well site. More
    Closed 3 October 2022
  • Gnarabup Tourism Development – Resort and Beach Village – Environmental Scoping Document

    Saracen Properties Pty Ltd (representing 5 Star Margaret River Pty Ltd and The Beach Village Pty Ltd) proposes to develop various lots along Wallcliffe Road, Gnarabup for a resort and beach village. An Environmental Scoping Document (ESD) has been prepared by Emerge Associates in accordance with Environmental Protection Authority procedures and is released for public review. The ESD sets out the preliminary key environmental factors and environmental... More
    Closed 28 September 2022
  • Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area – Environmental Scoping Document

    The public are invited to comment on the draft Terms of Reference ( ToR ) required by the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water under the Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ( EPBC Act), and the draft Environmental Scoping Document (ESD) required by the Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority for the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area ( KSIA ) Strategic Assessment/Strategic Proposal, for a... More
    Closed 27 September 2022
  • Draft revised Environmental Factor Guideline - Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    The EPA is reviewing its Environmental Factor Guideline – Greenhouse Gas Emissions (EFG GHG). The purpose of the EFG GHG is to communicate how GHG emissions are considered by the EPA in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process. Since the guideline was first published in April 2020 , greenhouse gas emissions from nine significant proposals have been assessed and conditions recommended that require proponents to achieve net zero by... More
    Closed 21 September 2022
  • Mt Weld Rare Earths Project – Life of Mine Proposal

    Mt Weld Mining Pty Ltd proposes to expand the Mt Weld Mine, which includes the construction and operation of a rare earths mine and processing plant , to its life of mine extent. The expansion proposes to increase the d evelopment e nvelope fro m the currently approved 505 h ectares (ha) to 2,802 ha, to allow for expansion of infrastructure and activities , including: a staged transition from diesel fuelled... More
    Closed 11 September 2022
  • Manuwarra Red Dog Highway - Revised Proposal - Additional Information

    Main Roads Western Australia is proposing to construct and maintain Stage 4 of the Manuwarra Red Dog Highway ( MRDH ) between Karratha and Tom Price, from Wallyinya Pool (on the existing Roebourne – Wittenoom Road) to the Nanutarra – Munjina Road, adjacent to the existing Pilbara Rail Company railway. An Environmental Review Document ( ERD ) has been prepared by Main Roads Western Australia in accordance with Environmental Protection... More
    Closed 5 September 2022
  • Worsley Mine Expansion – Revised Proposal - Public Environmental Review

    The EPA made this environmental review document available for public review from 20 June 2022 to 15 August 2022. The EPA has determined that this environmental review document should be made available for an additional 2 weeks commencing 16 August 2022. The closing date for submissions is 29 August 2022. If you have already made a submission before 15 August 2022 you do not need to do so again. Duplicates will not be considered. South32... More
    Closed 29 August 2022
  • McPhee Creek Iron Ore Project - Public Environmental Review

    Atlas Iron Pty Ltd (Atlas Iron) is proposing to develop a greenfield iron ore mine at McPhee Creek, located approximately 30 km north of Nullagine townsite on Mining Lease 45/1243 in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The McPhee Creek Iron Ore Project (the Proposal) involves the above and below water table mining of up to 14 Mt of iron ore from five open cut pits. The Proposal includes the development of mine pits and associated infrastructure. ... More
    Closed 22 August 2022
  • Parker Range Mount Caudan Iron Ore Haul Road Proposal - Additional Information

    Polaris Metals Pty Ltd is proposing to develop a 52-kilometre (km) bitumen sealed haul road running south-north to transport iron ore from its mine, 15km south-east of Marvel Loch to its satellite Koolyanobbing operations. An Environmental Review Document ( ERD ) has been prepared by Polaris Metals Pty Ltd in accordance with Environmental Protection Authority procedures and is released for public review.  The ERD ... More
    Closed 21 August 2022
  • North Star Magnetite Project Extension

    FMG Iron Bridge (Aust) Pty Ltd proposes to extend existing operations at its North Star Magnetite Project , which is subject to Ministerial Statement 993 issued under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 . T he proposal is located approximately 110km southeast of Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The proposed extension includes increasing the Mining Development Envelope... More
    Closed 18 August 2022
  • Worsley Mine Expansion – Revised Proposal - Public Environmental Review

    The EPA has determined that this environmental review document should be made available for an additional 2 weeks commencing 16 August 2022. The closing date for submissions is 29 August 2022. If you have already made a submission to this current consultation you do not need to do so again. Duplicates will not be considered. South32 Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd is proposing to continue operations and expand the existing mining area; develop a bauxite transport corridor at the... More
    Closed 15 August 2022
  • Ashburton Infrastructure Project - Additional Information

    Onslow Iron Pty ltd ( a wholly owned subsidiary of Mineral Resources Limited ) is proposing to develop a fully sealed private haul road, approximately 125 km in length, starting from about 45 km southwest of Pannawonica to access the Port of Ashburton. Within t he Port, landside and marine facilities will be developed to support export of up to 40 million tonnes of ore per annum (Mtpa) over a minimum 30-year period . The EPA has set level of assessment at Assess... More
    Closed 8 August 2022
  • King Rocks Wind Farm

    Synergy Renewable Energy Developments Pty Ltd proposes to develop a wind farm approximately 35 kilometres north-east of Hyden townsite in the Western Australian Wheatbelt. The proposal consists of up to 30 wind turbines generating up to 150 MW, electrical substations and switchyards. The turbines will be installed on towers up to 150 m tall with blades up to 90 m long for a total height of up to 240 m. All turbines are proposed to be located at least 100 m from remnant... More
    Closed 7 August 2022
  • Lots 2 and 10 Rowley Road, Mandogalup - Public Environmental Review

    Questdale Holdings Pty Ltd is proposing to extend existing quarry operations within Lots 2 and 10 Rowley Road, Mandogalup. An Environmental Review Document (ERD) has been prepared by Questdale Holdings Pty Ltd in accordance with Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) procedures and is released for public review. The ERD describes the proposal, examines the likely environmental effects and the proposed environmental management procedures associated with the proposed... More
    Closed 18 July 2022
  • North Kiaka Quartzite Mine

    Simcoa Operations Pty Ltd is proposing to establish a new quartzite mine approximately 15 km north of Moora, in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, and 2 km north of the existing mine. The proposal will include the establishment of an above groundwater mine pit, waste rock landform, infrastructure corridor and associated infrastructure. Quartzite would be trucked to Simcoa’s existing smelter in the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area 17 km north-east of Bunbury. ... More
    Closed 10 July 2022
  • Gynatrix-1 Conventional Exploration Drilling Program

    AWE Perth Pty Ltd proposes to undertake a conventional exploration drilling program located south-east of Dongara, Western Australia (WA). The Proposal includes the construction of a single deviated well, immediately adjacent (extending beneath) the Yardanogo Nature Reserve, and within MEPAU’s Production Licence L1. The intent of the Proposal is to evaluate the gas-bearing potential of the Gynatrix prospect by measuring the properties of the Kingia Sandstone and High Cliff Sandstone... More
    Closed 10 July 2022
  • Arrowsmith Hydrogen Project

    Infinite Green Energy propose to construct and operate a green energy wind and solar powered hydrogen production facility within freehold lots 3, 4, 100 and 6110 located in Arrowsmith 30km south of Dongara, within the Shire of Irwin, Western Australia (WA). Infinite Blue Energy purchased the 1929.68 ha property due to the site’s abundance of wind and solar power combined with abundant quantity of quality fresh water. The previous property use involved sheep, cattle and goats... More
    Closed 27 June 2022
  • Ningaloo Lighthouse Resort Project - Public Environmental Review

    Z1Z Resorts Pty Ltd proposes to redevelop the Ningaloo Lighthouse Holiday Park, located along Yardie Creek Road, North West Cape. The Proposal comprises the construction of new visitor accommodation; the construction of associated ancillary facilities (i.e., staff accommodation, power supply infrastructure, water supply and treatment, wastewater treatment and reuse, and replacement service station (vehicle refuelling) etc.); refurbishment of the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse... More
    Closed 10 June 2022
  • Lamb Creek Iron Ore Project

    The proposal is an open pit iron ore mine located approximately 130 km northwest of Newman, in East Pilbara, WA. The mine will produce up to 10 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of crushed and screened iron ore over a period of three to five years. The proposal includes construction of a multi-stage crushing and screening process plant and associated mine infrastructure including offices, water pipelines, storage and equipment areas, power generation and village... More
    Closed 9 June 2022
  • Arrowsmith Central Silica Sand Project

    The proponent (VRX Silica Ltd) proposes to develop a high-grade silica sand mine in the Geraldton Sandplain bioregion of WA, approximately 260 km north of Perth and 20km North-West of Eneabba. The proposal would include a total disturbance of 334 hectares of native vegetation. Vegetation and topsoil would be relocated to rehabilitation areas using a Vegetation Direct Transfer method (VDT). Mining is proposed to occur in blocks (150m x 150m), with up to five blocks being mined... More
    Closed 9 June 2022
  • The Walyering Conventional Gas Development

    Strike South West Pty Ltd propose to construct and operate the Walyering Conventional Gas Development. The proposal will comprise two free-flowing conventional gas wells, a gathering system of flowlines, a production facility and a tie-in point to the third-party operated Parmelia Gas Pipeline. The proposal is located within an agricultural area approximately 6.5 kilometres (km) northwest of Cataby and 21 km west of Dandaragan (Shire of Dandaragan). The proposal would include a... More
    Closed 5 June 2022
  • West Erregulla Field Development Program - Additional Information

    Strike West Pty Ltd (Strike Energy) is proposing to extract gas from its West Erregulla gas field by the constructing and operating a gathering system to connect its gas field and convey the extracted gas to an upstream separating facility. The proposal will supply gas to the proposed gas processing facility (currently under assessment by the EPA) to be operated by AGIO. The proposal is located in the Midwest region of Western Australia, approximately 234 kilometres (km) north-east of Perth... More
    Closed 30 May 2022
  • West Erregulla Processing Plant and Pipeline - Additional Information

    AGI Operations Pty Limited (AGIO) is proposing to construct and operate a gas processing plant and pipeline associated with the development of the West Erregulla gas field, located approximately 230 kilometres (km) north-east of Perth and 50 km south-east of Dongara, Western Australia. The processing plant will process gas produced by Strike Energy from upstream wells. The processed gas will then be transported via a new 16.5 km interconnecting buried pipeline to tie into the... More
    Closed 30 May 2022
  • Mackay Sulphate of Potash Project - Public Environmental Review

    Agrimin Limited proposes to develop a greenfields potash fertiliser operation designed to operate for a 20-year period. The Proposal involves the on-lake development of trenches and solar evaporation ponds for brine extraction and Sulphate of Potash (SOP) production. The off-lake development includes a processing plant, associated site infrastructure and access roads for trucking SOP product to Wyndham Port. An Environmental Review Document (ERD) has been prepared by Agrimin Limited in... More
    Closed 30 May 2022
  • Ravensthorpe Nickel Project Revised Proposal - Public Environmental Review

    FQM Australia Nickel Pty Ltd (FQM) are currently approved to mine and process up to 4 million tonnes per annum of nickel ore from Bandalup Hill approximately 35 kilometres east of Ravensthorpe. The original project was approved under Ministerial Statement 633 in June 1999. FQM proposes to expand its Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations, including expanding the approved Shoe-Maker Levy footprint, requiring an increase in the clearing of native vegetation by... More
    Closed 26 May 2022
  • Ocean Barramundi Expansion Project

    Marine Produce Australia propose to expand its barramundi farm operations to 13 sites spread across the Buccaneer Archipelago, in the Kimberley region. The total development envelope for the 13 leases is 1213 hectares. The proposed expansion will be staged over a 10-year period. Each stage consists of the construction of one nursery site, supplying 4–5 ocean-based lease areas, each of which will contain 12 sea-cages. The maximum standing biomass per lease area is up to 4500... More
    Closed 25 May 2022
  • Tenindewa Vanadium Processing Facility

    Australian Vanadium Limited (AVL) propose to construct and operate a vanadium processing facility in the Midwest region, approximately 80 km east of Geraldton and 27 km west of Mullewa on the Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road in the City of Greater Geraldton. The proposal will include a processing facility which includes a processing plant, evaporation ponds, support facilities, heavy and light vehicle access roads, water production bores, reverse osmosis plant and ancillary office. The... More
    Closed 24 May 2022
  • Earl Grey Lithium Project (Revised Proposal) - Additional Information

    Covalent Lithium Pty Ltd (the proponent) propose to make changes to their existing approved lithium mine. The original Earl Grey Lithium Project was approved in November 2019, under Ministerial Statement 1118, and is located at the abandoned Mt Holland mine site, approximately 105 kilometres south-southeast of Southern Cross, in the Shire of Yilgarn. The proposed changes include the construction and operation of a solar plant to provide renewable energy, changes to the... More
    Closed 22 May 2022
  • Dampier Cargo Wharf Extension and Landside Redevelopment Project

    The proposal is to construct and operate an extension to the Dampier Cargo Wharf at the Port of Dampier. The proposal incorporates the construction of a new (adjoining) southern section of wharf and associated mooring dolphin, dredged berth pocket and vessel manoeuvring area. The Proposal will enable larger vessels (up to Panamax class) to access the terminal and facilitate new trades and products being handled at the Port. Key construction elements of the Project include dredging,... More
    Closed 18 May 2022
  • Quarry at Lot 150 Clydesdale Road, Grass Valley

    Resource Group (WA) Pty Ltd proposes to construct and operate a hard rock quarry at the location of Grass Valley, 17 kilometres east of Northam WA. The project will process blasted rock from the quarry into smaller sized proportions suitable for use in concrete, roadworks and other civil works. The operation will produce no more than 70,000 tonnes of saleable product per annum. Products will be transported from the quarry by road using truck and semi-trailers, both locally and to... More
    Closed 15 May 2022
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