Arrowsmith North Silica Sand Project - Public Environmental Review

Closed 16 Jul 2023

Opened 19 Jun 2023


VRX Silica Limited is proposing to develop a high-grade silica sand mine in the Geraldton Sandplain bioregion, approximately 270 km north of Perth and 35 km northwest of Eneabba, WA. 

An Environmental Review Document (ERD) has been prepared by VRX Silica Limited in accordance with Environmental Protection Authority 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 development.  

Hard copies of the document may be purchased for $10 (including postage and packaging) from: 

VRX Silica Limited 

52 Kings Park Road 

West Perth, Western Australia 6005 

Ph: 9226 3764 

Copies of the document may also be downloaded from or the EPA website (  

Copies of the document will be available for examination at: 

The Shire of Irwin Public Library at Dongara; and 

State Library of Western Australia. 

Public submissions are to be received by the EPA by 16 July 2023 

Submissions are to be made at:  

Alternatively submissions can be 

posted to:  


Environmental Protection Authority  

Locked Bag 10 

Joondalup DC  WA 6919. 

Delivered to:  

Environmental Protection Authority 

Prime House 

8 Davidson Terrace 

Joondalup  WA  6027.  

If you have any questions on how to make a submission, please ring the EPA Services of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on 6364 7000


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